Dirty or clogged air filter.

One of the most overlooked items of lawnmower maintenance is changing the air filter. People will often change or at least top up their engine oil, they may even oil a sticky cable or grease a stiff wheel,  but they neglect to clean or change their air filter. 

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Your deck is damaged or rusted out.

If you have a rusty deck you’ve lost most of the support for your engine and blade, and you’re running the risk of the blades breaking and flying off while you’re mowing. If it is just the edge of the deck, this is still serious as it could let

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You’re using too much oil.

Using too much oil usually goes along with smoke coming out of the exhaust. If you are using too much oil, the oil has to go somewhere and it’s usually into the cylinder, but it could be leaking out of your

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Smoke is coming out of your exhaust.

Smoke coming out of your mower’s exhaust can be a sign that you have lent your mower on its side to clean it and now it has some oil in the carburettor. However, if the smoke does not clear up after a minute or two

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Your Engine is vibrating too much.

If your mower is beginning to vibrate a lot more than it used to, or if you are beginning to feel worried about how much it is shaking, you probably have a problem you should address. A vibrating engine could be the sign you have a

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You hear a knocking sound.

“If your engine is knockin’ you better be shoppin’” If there is a knocking in your engine it is often the result of a bent crankshaft or a broken or bent rod. This can be a terribly expensive lawn mower repair and most of the time you’re better off looking for a new mower. It […]

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