Congratulations on the ownership of your first lawn mower. Mowing the lawns yourself will save having to pay someone else to do it, and you can burn off 259 calories an hour while you're pushing the mower around the garden. Unfortunately, lawn mowers don't always work exactly as they should. So, if you're having a few problems getting your mower to start, have a look at this list to see if you can diagnose your mower woes yourself.
Starter Rope Won't Budge
Gas powered lawn mowers are started by pulling on the starter rope. When you pull on the starter rope, the starter engages and the motor begins to turn over. When it turns over at the right speed, a spark will be generated by the spark plug and that will ignite the fuel. This then fires your mower into life. If you can't pull the starter rope, your mower is not going to start. There are two main reasons why the starter rope is refusing to move.
If your starter rope is not the problem, but the lawn mower still won't start, it's time to look at the engine of your mower.
Mower Engine Won't Start
Have you joined the ranks of lawn mower owners who glare at their machine in frustration because it just won't start? It can be very frustrating to get nothing more than arm muscle growth while hopelessly pulling on the starter rope. There are a number of reasons why your lawn mower may not want to start for you.
There will be times when the only person who can properly diagnose your lawn mower issues is an experienced professional. If you've spent an hour trying to get it to start and can't, then it's time to load the mower into the car and take it in for expert help. Don't delay this task for too long as you're not going to be burning off those calories while the mower is sitting in the garage letting the lawn grow long.
I knew that the moment we bought a house with a decent yard I'd be ready to start having kids. I loved playing outside as a kid and since we've been in this house I think the kids spend nearly as much time outside as they do outside. That lawn has seen my babies crawl, my toddlers start walkings, the kids kicking balls around and playing chasey all afternoon. Keeping the lawn soft and green is so important to me as it let's us spend all that time outside. I'm always looking for ways to make it feel and look soft and green.