What's the problem?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pcs, May 6, 2001.

  1. pcs

    pcs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    I have a problem with one of my mowers. My walker 16 hp sounds like it's running out of gas. When you are driving it seems like it get's a serg of power and then lack of power, serg of power, lack of power. etc, etc. What would be causing this?
  2. MJ

    MJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    pcs - based on my limited experience with internal combustion engines and mowers (never worked on mower of that size) - I would guess either a loose or disconnected plugwire or a clogged fuel line. Possibly a fuel filter.

  3. Esby

    Esby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    Sounds like something in the fuel line, or even better would be a bunch of crud in the carborator. Clean out the carb and see if it helps.
  4. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    These guys seem to be on the right track, a fuel system problem sounds like the culprit.
  5. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    try blowing out all your fuel lines and buy a $20 carb rebuild kit. Not a big deal.

    Good Luck!
  6. pcs

    pcs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 198

    Thanks alot guys. I'll try your suggestions.
  7. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    If your mower sat all winter with gas in it and no stabilizer, it is probably the carb. You probably could adjust the high end air/gas adjustment and smoothen it out. Once it gets all cleaned out, you might have to readjust it again back to where it is now.
  8. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I had same problem with my 20 HP. It actded like it wasn't getting gas. It ended up being the key switch was shorting out.

  9. Vintage

    Vintage LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Also check your fuel, is it old, does it have water in it?

    Do what the other guys suggested first then make sure you fire it up with fresh fuel.
  10. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    have you had any luck with the suggestions posted?

    What model is it? How many hours? Smoking?

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