How Do You Start A Lawn Mower?
How do you start a lawn mower? To start a lawn mower successfully you need to:
- Check oil level
- Check gas level
- Gas tap on (if fitted)
- Choke on (if fitted)
- Bail lever on
- Pull cord sharply
Best to check the oil before starting the engine.
A low oil level will often prevent the engine from starting.
Add small amounts and then check.
Too much oil is almost as bad as too little.
What Is A Choke?
Choke set to full to start a cold engine, after the engine warms up move the choke to the fast setting.
Some mowers use a snow flake symbol for choke.
If your mower doesn't have a choke lever, then it may have a priming bulb.
If so pressing 3 times primes the engine with enough gas to start.
Simple Starting Procedure
Gas valves are not fitted to all mowers. They are used to stop the flow of gas to the carburettor.
Gas tap should be turned off when the mower is in storage.
If your mower has a manual choke lever move it to full choke.
If you have Auto choke, you can go straight to yanking on the pull cord.
Your mower may have a primer instead of a choke lever.
If so press it 3 times.
Most mowers will have a bail lever, also known as the dead mans lever.
This will need to be held while you yank the cord.
Most mower won't go on the first pull, but if it takes more that 3 pulls, it's likely the mower is flooded.
Let it sit awhile and try again.
When your mower starts, move the throttle lever (if fitted) to fast/run position.
Running the mower on choke will cause black smoke and sluggish performance.
How to start a lawn mower in one pull? Make sure your gas is fresh, prime the engine, put the bail lever on and now one good pull.