Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Related Small Engine Questions
I have a 19hp intek platinum engine in a Craftsman t2200
I have a 19hp intek platinum engine in a Craftsman t2200 mower, and have had it since 6/14. Fine until today, always check oil before use. Started puffing small amounts of smoke and hinted of smelling… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I have a 97 model Onan micro quite gen 4100 series .it
I have a 97 model Onan micro quite gen 4100 series .it starts fine runs fine even under load for approx 30 min then shut off no spark fuel fine cools for approx 20 min with a fan blowing on it will re… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,533 satisfied customers
Generac GP15000E. Engine starts easy but dies after about 3
Hello! Generac GP15000E . Engine starts easy but dies after about 3 Seconds. Oil is full, and I have tried disconnecting and bypassing the oil pressure switch. Also tried opening the gas cap in case t… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
Kipor IG3000 generator, starts easy and runs smoothly under
Kipor IG3000 generator, starts easy and runs smoothly under small load, when load increases, for instance a/c unit cycles auto idle tries to kick up but engine stumbles and dies, also with auto idle o… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Engine Rebuilder
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,108 satisfied customers
I have a &S 20'' 300e OHV series push mower. I used this
Good afternoon, I have a B&S 20'' 300e OHV series push mower. I used this lawn mower twice and put it in storage. I ran all of the gas out of the engine before I put it in storage. I tried to start it… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I have a I have a 4KYFA26100K Onan generator. It will run
I have a I have a 4KYFA26100K Onan generator. It will run for an hour or two and die. I've done all the service myself. Here is a list of things I've done.(1) It broke a piston rod a couple years ago.… read more
JohnF2015
JohnF2015
High School Diploma
2,720 satisfied customers
I just purchased what I was told was a 2010 Craftsman YTS
I just purchased what I was told was a 2010 Craftsman YTS 3000. Initially started fine, drove it to my garage, filled with gas and adjusted the seat. Lawnmower would not start. Figured it had somethin… read more
Briggs-Fan
Briggs-Fan
2,786 satisfied customers
Cub cadet LXT 1040 mowing yesterday accelerated and moved forward
Cub cadet LXT 1040 mowing yesterday accelerated and moved forward 5-10 feet with full throttle and the mower slowed, same in reverse. Belts are on, no whining. Model # ***** Wx90AS056. 120 hours on en… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I'm working on 2 Poulan Pro chainsaws. I can get them to
I'm working on 2 Poulan Pro chainsaws. I can get them to fire and run, at full throttle. When I let off the throttle, they die. I've turned the low side out 2 turns and they run a little better, but n… read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
2,943 satisfied customers
i have a kohler v twin 25 that will start and run little
i have a kohler v twin 25 that will start and run little bit then die. it starts right back up. ive cleaned the carb, replaced fule filter air filter and fuel filter fresh gas etc.… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
Hello, i have a Troy Bilt 4 cycle edger TB525CS. I can start
Hello, i have a Troy Bilt 4 cycle edger TB525CS. I can start the edger but as soon as the throttle is advanced the motor bogs down and dies. any suggestion would be appreciated. Kind Regards, Steve… read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
2,943 satisfied customers
Hello Hank, My name isXXXXX have a onan 5500 and it
Hello Hank, My name isXXXXX have a onan 5500 and it has all the common problems as most. Starts up and dies after 15-20 minutes with or without a load. Replaced filters, oil, fuel, pump works, replace… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,533 satisfied customers
Ive got a 1990 John Deere 265 with the Kawasaki FC540V 17hp
I've got a 1990 John Deere 265 with the Kawasaki FC540V 17hp motor / 1007 hrs on it. After it heats up, it starts to die off like it's starved for fuel. It only happens after the mower has been runnin… read more
jcook
jcook
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
96 satisfied customers
I HAVE A TROY-BILT 2300 PSI ,2.0GPM ,6.5 HORSE POWER SPRAYER
I HAVE A TROY-BILT 2300 PSI ,2.0GPM ,6.5 HORSE POWER SPRAYER .IT WAS WORKING FINE THEN I TURNED THE RPM DOWN WHILE I PUT TREATMENT ON FENCE.THE RPM'S WOULD NOT GO BACK UP,THEN THE MOTOR DIED OR WOULD … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,770 satisfied customers
I have a Ryobi RY08578 backpack blower. Purchased 1 year ago.
I have a Ryobi RY08578 backpack blower. Purchased 1 year ago. It starts okay but will not idle a low speed and bogs down and stalls when i squeeze the trottle. I basically have to set it at full throt… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
I have a Craftsman garden tractor with the 17 OHV Kohler Pro
I have a Craftsman garden tractor with the 17 OHV Kohler Pro engine. It runs great for approx a 1/2 hour, when it gets hot the engine stalls out. The gas filter is a see-through type and you can see t… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
I have a cub cadet 4175 4 cycle trimmer It start easily but
I have a cub cadet 4175 4 cycle trimmer It start easily but when you pull the throttle it dies The carburetor was taken apart and inspected. When I put it back together it ran well until I turned the … read more
Delsley
Delsley
Handyman & JustAnswer Expert
IT Certificate
43 satisfied customers
A friend gave me his old Snapper mower with a 3.5 HP Briggs
A friend gave me his old Snapper mower with a 3.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine, saying it ran good when last used, a few years ago. I found that the gas line was rotted & the throttle butterfly stuck. … read more
Rcmslm
Rcmslm
owner of small engine shop
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
74 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,770 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,943 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

2,108 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x