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Lawnboy wont start

mikes landscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
kansas
our lawnboy has been finicky for a while, now it plain out won't start. it has compression, and spark, and the air filter is clean, i don't know what else to do. It is a a 2 cycle push mower. any ideas? thanks
-Pete
 

fga

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
S.I., NY
our lawnboy has been finicky for a while, now it plain out won't start. it has compression, and spark, and the air filter is clean, i don't know what else to do. It is a a 2 cycle push mower. any ideas? thanks
-Pete
are you getting gas to the carb?
I'm not sure on your model, butthe commercial model has the primer bulb, you can see the fuel being pumped.
 

willider

LawnSite Member
Make sure the exhaust is not stopped up..
 

khouse

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
lee's summit, mo
With the air filter out and cover off do you hear it hiss back out the carb as you pull the rope? If so it could be the reed valve behind the carb. If not check the exhaust ports like willider has said. Turn the mower over and remove the muffler cover. Then look uo towards the cyliner end for the ports. With the piston down clean the ports with a small piece of wood that you have whittled down. Then pull the rope a few times to blow the carbon out the ports. Replace plug and cross your fingers.
 
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mikes landscaping

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
kansas
alright, thanks for the help guys, ill try it out, and get back to you on whether or not it worked.
-Pete
 
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