How do I troubleshoot my lawn mower?
August 7, 2005 6:09 PM Subscribe
My walk behind lawnmower stopped cold while I was cutting the grass. It appeared to be out of gas, so I filled it. Now it won't start. How do I troubleshoot the issue?
posted by tcskeptic to home & garden (17 answers total)
The lawnmower is a Sears Craftsman and has a Briggs and Stratton 6.75 HP engine. I removed the spark plug and it looked kind of dirty, so I replaced it with a new one. I cleaned the air filter, and while it was off I confirmed that the primer was in fact squirting gas into the the carb. It has sufficient oil in it. I thought maybe I had flooded it so I left it overnight and attempted to start it as normal the following morning with no joy. What should I do next?