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Lawn mower making a metallic clacking noise and will not…

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Lawn mower making a...

Lawn mower making a metallic clacking noise and will not start

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes and yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Checked spark plug, filter and oil

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Hi, I'm Wayne.

I'll be assisting you with this issue today.

Is the starter rope hard to pull ??

Wayne

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

Hi

Thank you for the response

if you have spark at the plug, and a not start with noise

what you are describing is the piston or rings are failed

the best thing to do is a compression test want 125 Lbs

I hope this helped you

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 2 months ago

Morning

Just following up with you

Did my answer help you ??

Wayne

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