aerator wont start???

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dmk395, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    Just purchased a new Lesco aerator, with a 4hp Honda, pull start. Worked fine at lesco, drove onto truck, then unloaded at home and it wont start. I am dumfounded, as its brand new. I turned it on, choke, and no choke and still nothing......any ideas before I bring it back???
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gas turned on under the tank?
     
  3. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    Gas is turned on, there is gas in tank,
     
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Check the oil if it low it won't start or disconnect sensor and try it.
     
  5. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Add some 30wt to the motor probably low, fill till you can see oil on the treads of the case opening this will keep the unit from sensing a low oil issue.
     
  6. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
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    Whats the deal with the oil sensor, anyone???
     
  7. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The sensor is there for your benefit, it is a float like assembly inside the sump of the engine that cuts out the spark to keep you from running the engine with low oil, and locking it up. IMHO a couple of bucks for oil is cheaper then a new engine.
     
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    If the oil is low it won't start. Depending on the model you have if it tips to much the sensor will say low oil. Thats why you disconnect it.
     
  9. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
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    Turn the ON/OFF switch to the "ON" position and try it.
    I'm not kidding.
     
  10. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well,,, it is a Honda; right?
    It probably has an on/off switch. Sooo,,,
    What it is?
     

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