Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by waldo98998, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. waldo98998

    waldo98998 LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 7

    I just finished setting up my new Husg 36" walk behind mower. It will not start! Any suggestions, things to check?
  2. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 946

    I am not asking this to be sarcastic, but is there gas in it and is the gas turned on?
  3. Rayray

    Rayray LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Have u checked the kill switches?
  4. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    I bought an Aerator once and had the same problem, it ended being the spark plug was mis-gapped. I would also check for a spark from the plug wire in order to rule out a faulty switch and then try a shot of starter fluid, this time of year when things are cold they have a hard time starting anyways.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    Choke it and pull the cord several times. Then pull the plug. If its dry, no gas. If its wet, no spark. pull the fuel line at the carb and see what you get. Check all kill switches and low oil cut off if you have one. Hopefully you putting it together didn't void any warranties. Good luck.
  6. METRO 36

    METRO 36 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    i started my exmark abought a week ago to show someone how fast it run's,width of cut,safety feature's,ease of maintaince etc. i pulled on it for 5 min before i pulled the plug to se if it was fouled,the spark plug was dry that's when i realised i forgot to turn on the fuel switch. oops
  7. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,251

    If it is new, take it back to the dealer........
  8. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    I was wondering why the dealer didnt have it set up and running when you picked it up? is new right?
  9. Collin

    Collin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    Safety switch might be stuck:)
  10. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    take it back to lowes.

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