Fire???!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by qualitylawnlc, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. qualitylawnlc

    qualitylawnlc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Just got in from mowing. On my last one my mower quit just all of the sudden. It didn't want to start back and while trying to start it, fire started coming out of the muffler. Not a backfire, but something that looked more like a tiki torch and it burned for 2 or 3 seconds. I took out the air filter element to make sure it wasn't damaged, let it sit for a few minutes, then started it. It ran perfectly after that. Any similar experiences or opinions?
     
  2. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 158

    I've had this happen many times on my tractors. You get gas in the exhaust, and lights, and you get a mini fire.
     
  3. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

    never hapeened to me
     
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    ever hear of a spark arrestor ?
     
  5. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,522

    I see that you're from Kentucky. So I gotta ask.....any chance that some "shine" got mixed with your gas? :laugh:
     
  6. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    In Kentucky, it would be gasoline mixed in the corn squeezins. ;)
     

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