Use Carburetor Cleaner
Fortunately, you can generally do this without even taking the carburetor out of the engine. Start by purchasing some commercial lawnmower carburetor cleaner, which comes in a simple spray can and will make it easy to clean the inside and outside of the carb.
Can a dirty air filter cause a lawn mower not to start?
Before the incoming air enters the carburetor, it passes through an air filter to remove dust and dirt. When the filter is doing its job, it may get clogged up with debris removed from the air and not allow a sufficient amount of air into the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting.
Can you flood a lawn mower?
Flooding a lawnmower is easy to do. Turning the machine over to clean the bottom of it or remove the blades while it contains gasoline is enough to do it. Priming it too many times by pushing the primer bulb can also cause flooding.
Can you jump start a lawn mower with a car?
You can jump the mower with the battery in your car or with a portable jump-starter, but you can only use your car battery if your mower has a 12-volt battery. In addition, you can’t use your portable jump-starter to jump a 6-volt battery if it doesn’t have a 6-volt setting.
What does it mean when your riding lawn mower won’t turn over?
If your spark plugs aren’t operating properly, the riding mower won’t turn over. To remove the spark plug, disconnect the lead and then clean the surrounding area. Remove the plug with a socket designed for your mower. Once it’s out, clean the plug with a wire brush and spark plug cleaner, and then insert it again.