Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Small Engine Questions
I have a Homelite HT-17 having carb issues. looking for a
I have a Homelite HT-17 having carb issues. looking for a replacement carb for Zama C1U H12 or Wal-Bro WT 173-1 both are discontinued. tried rebuilding but still doesn't work right … read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
3,047 satisfied customers
Have a deere LA140 23 hp twin Briggs. Was having problem
Have a john deere LA140 23 hp twin Briggs. Was having problem with engine sputtering after 30 - 40 minutes. If you played with the choke you could get it back to the garage. Have replaced filter(fuel)… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Grand Pa
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,509 satisfied customers
My homelite generator will only run in the full choke
Hello, my homelite generator will only run in the full choke position.......????? … read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,541 satisfied customers
I have a tb2044 trimmer. It ran fine last year. I changed
I have a tb2044 trimmer. It ran fine last year. I changed the spark plug and now it runs rough and backfires through the muffler. I have the gap set 0.025 any suggestions would be helpful… read more
JON
JON
Master Service Tech
MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN
4,734 satisfied customers
Russ, I have a craftsman 42 cc saw that was running poorly.
Hi Russ, I have a craftsman 42 cc saw that was running poorly. I replaced fuel lines, filters and carb. Saw will not start with or without choke. However if I try starting and then let it set for abou… read more
Vince O.
Vince O.
Small Engine Technician
High School or GED
3,047 satisfied customers
I changed the fuel filter last fall because the engine was
I changed the fuel filter last fall because the engine was hard to stat. The engine will run only if the choke is half open and it is very difficult to start. The engine will not power up to its full … read more
Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.
1,138 satisfied customers
I have a Homelite VAC Attack II Model UT08546 leaf blower It
I have a Homelite VAC Attack II Model UT08546 leaf blower It has developed a problem where it will only run with no more than 1/2 choke. I have to nurse it from starting gradually opening the choke as… read more
MowerMechanics
MowerMechanics
Lead Technician
High School or GED
10 satisfied customers
Hello Hank, I have a generac 5500XL and I hooked a battery
Hello Hank, I have a generac 5500XL and I hooked a battery to test like you've mentioned in other answers and it wanted to die right away. Using an analog multi meter it appears to be putting out abou… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,541 satisfied customers
I have an old Homelite XLl that hasnt been used in 10 years.
I have an old Homelite XLl that hasn't been used in 10 years. I can get it to start, but it will not stay started. It runs for a minute or two on full or half choke, but won't run without the choke. A… read more
Richard
Richard
Senior Mechanic & Technician
2,335 satisfied customers
Have Homelite Yard Broom II 170 MPH blower Serial # AH1180292
Have Homelite Yard Broom II 170 MPH blower Serial # XXXXX 04-05 Model # XXXXX 1st letters or #'s rubbed out!!! Also saya 30CC Family 5HCPS 0304AB. Short start on full choke, full start on middle choke… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
Need a carburetor kit for Troy-bilt gas blower TB320BV
I have the Troy-bilt gas blower, model TB320BV and I am looking for a gasket and diaphragm kit. I have read that the carb is a Zama, but have also seen conflicting reports. What carb is actually on th… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
i have an Onan Elite 140. It has been sitting for some time.
i have an Onan Elite 140. It has been sitting for some time. I syphoned the gas, checked the oil and charged the battery, but it would not start. There still may be some old gas in the engine. When I … read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,541 satisfied customers
I have a 5 HP Briggs motor mounted on a model 580 Trac Vac.
I have a 5 HP Briggs motor mounted on a model 580 Trac Vac. The model on the motor is 130232, the type is 2128-01 and the code is 87080407. It will only run when the carburator is on choke. I think I … read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
I have a Troy bilt 2 cycle trimmer model TB70ss. It starts
I have a Troy bilt 2 cycle trimmer model TB70ss. It starts easy but will not idle or rev unless I keep it partially choked. Changed plug, new gas, cleaned filter. Can I adjust the carb?… read more
Rick
Rick
Factory Authorized Trainer
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,218 satisfied customers
Hi Guys, How do I differentiate a walbro from a zama carb
Hi Guys, How do I differentiate a walbro from a zama carb on my Mightymite 26b blower? I need a new primer bulb. Thanks, Tom… read more
PK.
PK.
Owner
High School or GED
790 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a Homelite UT-20006 String trimmer. It starts OK
Hi, I have a Homelite UT-20006 String trimmer. It starts OK but even when it is warmed up and the choke is off, when I give it throttle, the engine seems to choke and start to die. If I let go of the … read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
209 satisfied customers
onan generator 5500 only starts by holding choke open then
onan generator 5500 only starts by holding choke open then in a few seconds quits. will start sometimes by holding idle open just a little but it will stop in a few min. while running runs very smooth… read more
Hank F.
Hank F.
Service Technician
High School or GED
1,541 satisfied customers
I have a Troy Bilt leaf blower model TB25BP there is another
I have a Troy Bilt leaf blower model TB25BP there is another # XXXXX the engine 9052-md1502. It starts fine. the problem is when going full throttle it wants to die and will not achieve full RPM. It r… read more
Jay
Jay
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Show
34 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

36,012 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.

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

3,047 satisfied customers

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

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

2,987 satisfied customers

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

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

CJBennett

CJBennett

Small Engine Technician

624 satisfied customers

Briggs and Stratton Master Service Tech, Kohler, Tecumseh, Kawasaki certified. 18 years exp.

< 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