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Why does my lawn mower keep shutting off?

Why does my lawn mower keep shutting off?

The loss of air flow to the engine caused by too tall or too thick grass or a dirty air filter is often the reason a mower engine stalls. When you try to mow on overgrown lawn, you end up clogging the air filter and shutting off air to the engine.

What does it mean when your lawn mower won’t stay running?

A full gas tank and oil reservoir are the essential first steps when checking why the lawn mower won’t stay running, but the problem could also be a dirty filter, clogged carburetor, improper fuel mixture, or a dirty spark plug. However, you may need a lawn mower specialist to get you back to trimming your grass.

Why does my lawn mower turn off after a few seconds?

The carburetor might be clogged and dirty. One inconvenient reason a lawn mower won’t stay running is a problem with the carburetor, which mixes the air and fuel for internal combustion. You can try disconnecting the fuel lines and spraying them out with cleaner to remove any sitting sludge as well.

Why does my mower keep dying?

The fuel cap vent is clogged If your lawnmower keeps dying, the carburettor is always the first part to check. But it’s not always the cause of the problem. If your lawnmower starts then dies, a blockage in the fuel cap vent is also a possible problem. If it starts with no issues, you may need to replace your fuel cap.

Why does push mower start then stop?

It can be puzzling when a lawn mower starts easily and runs fine for a few hours, only to stop with no warning. This sudden shutdown can be caused by an overheating engine. Reasons for an engine to overheat and shut down include debris clogging the area around the engine, low coolant levels, a problem with the oil, or an engine mechanical breakdown.

Why does my lawn mower stop running?

Make sure the carburetor mounting bolts are tight. Loose bolts mean the carburetor is prone to pulling in too much air through the seams. On the opposite end of the spectrum, too little air to the carburetor may be the result or a dirty air filter, which also can cause a mower to stop running after several minutes.

Why does lawn mower die?

Condensation inside the gas tank is one culprit, but moisture can also enter the system through a loose or ill fitting gas cap. The best solution is to drain the mower’s gas tank and refill it with fresh gasoline. A clogged fuel filter can also cause a mower engine to die.

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