One of the most important garden and yard tools is push lawn mower.
Push lawn mower is your essential tool in maintaining the lawn level.
What is the operating principle of a lawn mower?
The operating principle is simple. All consists in a rotary mower, driven by an electric motor. There are push lawn mowers, which are connected to a power source and there are push lawn mowers, which are battery operated.
Generally speaking, all types of push lawn mowers are easy to maintain.
However, sometimes, small problems can occur, and it is good to know how to handle them.
Usually, problems that can occur are start-up issues. It is frustrating when you have to mow the lawn and your push lawn mower does not start.
Lawn Mower Won’t Start? Here’s The “FIX” (video)
How to deal with start-up issues of a push lawn mower?
1. First, check if your push lawn mower has sufficient fuel. To do that, you should unscrew the fuel cap and look if you have enough fuel in the tank.
Second, make sure you do not have water in fuel. To remove the water from fuel it is a good idea to pull on several times, the power cord.
Third, if your push lawn mower has not been used for a long time, and the fuel is old then you should replace the old gas with a new one. However, your push lawn mower will work much better with fresh fuel.
2. The next step is to remove the casing, covering the spark plug.
Then, use a wrench and unscrew the spark plug.
Using a wire brush, clean thoroughly the spark plug.
Check the manufacturer manual regarding the proper gap, use a gap gauge and re-gap the spark plug.
3. Now, you should put back this casing, which cover the plug. Meanwhile, you should check if the spark plug is not too close to the gasoline tank.
Start the push lawn mower and see if your spark plug makes a blue spark. It means the spark plug is working properly.
4. Finally, it is necessary to check if your plug is soot dirty or oil clogged.
In this case, you should replace it with a new one. It is critical to adjust the plug gap with a gap gauge.
A push lawn mower is an indispensable tool for any homeowner.
Do you want an impeccable lawn? Then, you need to take of your lawn mower. With little maintenance, you will always have an efficient tool.