Drain Carb Bowl
In this video you'll learn how to drain your carburetor bowl, very often the solution to a non starting or rough running mower.
The video walks you through the process step by step, including: bowl identification, removal, cleaning and refitting.
You’ll find useful resources on this page, tips, links to tools, parts and supplies required to complete your repair.
Carburetor problems is the most common cause of mower no starts and rough running.
Dirt inside the carb is the usual culprit. Most carburetor set-ups include a carburetor bowl (gas reservoir) where the dirt collects. The really thoughtful engine makers (thank you) place a drain bolt right there on the bowl.
Draining the gas from the bowl will often remove the grit or moisture the cause of the rough running. This video shows you how to go about it.
Tools & Parts
To nail this procedure you may need the following tools, parts and supplies.
Ratchet Tool Set
Before we can do anything, we'll need tools. I've selected this set as I own some Craftsman tools and while I have worn some of them out, they did do a ton of work. So I expect this set will last the occasional user quite a long time.
This set carries both metric and standard sockets and that's important, because some mowers will have both type of fastener sizes. Picture links to Amazon.com