What would make a Murray lawn mower not start?


What would make a Murray lawn mower not start?

A Murray lawn mower won’t start when the fuel tank is empty; old fuel is clogging the fuel components; the spark plug is bad; the air filter is plugged; the battery is bad; the charging system is failing; the carburetor is dirty; or a switch is bad.

What causes a lawn tractor not to start?

Other possible causes include: Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas.

How do you prime a Murray lawn mower?

Go behind the Murray mower. Grab the throttle lever on the handle with one hand and the handgrip of the recoil rope with your other hand. Press the throttle lever toward the handle and pull the recoil rope with a swift jerk. You may have to pull on the recoil rope three times for the Murray push mower engine to start.

How do I know if my lawn tractor solenoid is bad?

Touch the metal shaft of a screwdriver to both of the large terminals at the same time. If the engine turns over and starts, the solenoid is bad and should be replaced. If the starter motor does not run, the motor itself is probably defective.

How do you know if your ignition switch is bad on your lawn mower?

To check your ignition switch, you can use an ohmmeter to see if there is any connection between the “S” and “B” terminals. If there isn’t any, the ignition switch is your problem and you will need to replace it to get your mower running properly again.

Can a Honda carburetor be removed from a lawn mower?

Check out “Lawn mower carburetor types”, it’s a list of common type carburetors Removing a Honda carburetor can be a little challenging. It’s not complex but there are lots of gaskets that must be replaced in the same order.

Does my Honda lawn mower have a choke?

Some Honda’s will have the traditional choke lever and more modern mowers will have the auto choke set up. Not sure if your choke is working? This guide will walk you through the testing procedure, see choke testing below. If your mower doesn’t start on the 3rd attempt, it’s very likely the plug is saturated in fuel – a condition known as flooded.

Will a Murray lawn mower start with a bad battery?

An Murray mower will not start with a bad battery, loose cables or corroded terminals. Confirm your battery terminals are not corroded and are attached securely to the battery. If you own a push mower, a battery may not be used.

How does the handlebar control work on a Honda lawn mower?

The Honda mower self-propel handlebar control operates by cable and the power from the engine is transferred to the transmission with a belt. Hi there, I’m John! I’m a Red Seal Qualified Service Technician with over twenty-five years experience.