Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Mower doesnt want to start


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-01-2011, 03:51 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default Mower doesnt want to start

My back up walk behind wouldnt start. Its a old proline with a fb460. I used it two weeks ago and tried to use it today. This is how I used it all year. The gas was two weeks old also. Even though I dont think the gas was bad I drained it out and emptied the bowl. Then put gas from this week that was used in my other mowers in.

I put a new plug in and had no spark with it but the old plug did spark lightly.

I unplugged some of the safety wires and that didnt help. I also cleaned the air filter.

A few times in a row it did try to start and when I went to take choke off died. Then I couldnt get it to repeat.

So do you think this is bad gas, carb, or electrical?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 11-01-2011, 04:09 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
My back up walk behind wouldnt start. Its a old proline with a fb460. I used it two weeks ago and tried to use it today. This is how I used it all year. The gas was two weeks old also. Even though I dont think the gas was bad I drained it out and emptied the bowl. Then put gas from this week that was used in my other mowers in.

I put a new plug in and had no spark with it but the old plug did spark lightly.

I unplugged some of the safety wires and that didnt help. I also cleaned the air filter.

A few times in a row it did try to start and when I went to take choke off died. Then I couldnt get it to repeat.

So do you think this is bad gas, carb, or electrical?
with the fact it tried to start with the choke on I would say clean the carb first.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-01-2011, 04:19 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wandfsmall View Post
with the fact it tried to start with the choke on I would say clean the carb first.
Thats what I'm going to try in the morning. I did drain it and there wasnt dirt in the bowl. The carb cleaner can wouldnt spray so I didnt go any further then that. It did only try to start 3-4 times and that was after I poured gas in the air cleaner housing. I just want to be prepared on what to do next before I give up and store it for the winter.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-01-2011, 07:20 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
Thats what I'm going to try in the morning. I did drain it and there wasnt dirt in the bowl. The carb cleaner can wouldnt spray so I didnt go any further then that. It did only try to start 3-4 times and that was after I poured gas in the air cleaner housing. I just want to be prepared on what to do next before I give up and store it for the winter.
you could just try mechanic in a bottle, it seems to work for me some of the time and is a lot easier then cleaning them.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-01-2011, 08:01 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wandfsmall View Post
you could just try mechanic in a bottle, it seems to work for me some of the time and is a lot easier then cleaning them.
I did put mechanic in a bottle and a water remover in the new gas.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-02-2011, 04:18 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,506
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Could the plug be fouled now and not be giving you enough spark?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-02-2011, 08:31 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Could the plug be fouled now and not be giving you enough spark?
yes it also could be a voltage problem but the most likely is still the carb.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-02-2011, 04:08 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Put brand new gas in and cleaned the carb with wire and spray. At first it wouldnt start then it did but would die at full speed. I then put the new plug in and it ran right. This is the same plug that had no spark yesterday. Not sure if the carb was the problem or the coil is going.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-02-2011, 07:46 PM
strength strength is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: easton pa
Posts: 33
Rep Power: 4
strength is on a distinguished road
Default

take off air filter look in the air vent hole over the cylinder u should be able to see the coil make sure u don't have a loose wire grounding out in there its happened to me before mine would start and at full throttle die because wire would move around and ground out same fb460.kaw 12.5
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-03-2011, 10:55 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,506
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Can you check that with a continuity tester?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good 21-22in mower to start out with? tomustang Starting a lawn care business. 23 08-29-2011 12:47 PM
Weed Killer that doesnt kill jasmine jrod14 General Talk 1 06-11-2011 06:38 AM
Mower won't start TouchtonsCLC Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 6 10-14-2010 08:28 PM
Electric start mower? jasonw Starting a lawn care business. 6 06-13-2009 08:38 PM
What to do when your lawn mower wont start? Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 4 07-28-2008 07:40 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
Yesterday 03:57 PM
Today 01:16 PM
by Bradcook21
6 100
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Today 12:31 PM
by Steve
9 347
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
Today 12:29 PM
by Steve
1,227 401,169
Hello Everybody
budspop
Yesterday 11:42 AM
Today 12:28 PM
by Steve
1 43
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Today 11:34 AM
by googus
9 566
Hello!
brandycarlton
07-29-2015 12:31 PM
07-29-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 125
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
07-28-2015 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 230
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
07-28-2015 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 210
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:17 PM
07-28-2015 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 214
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 368
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
07-28-2015 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 213
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 752
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,931
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 368
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,422
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,398
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,467
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 306
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 432
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 324
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 345
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,722
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,674
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,482
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 349
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 297
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 470
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,473
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 397
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping advertising aerocore bark billy goat brushcutter bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook financials flyers foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring husqvarna invoicing jobs landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service plowing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair solo backpack sprayer sq ft swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website winterization www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy