You’ll find useful resources on this page, tips, links to tools, parts and supplies required to complete your repair.
A flooded engine is a common issue. It often happens accidently, too much choke applied or because the mower was turned on its side and gas flooded the cylinder.
A wet or blocked air filter is another common cause of persistent flooding.
If your engine floods regularly, it’s a sign of an underlaying issue. Typical root causes are bad spark plug, fouled plug, bad gas, faulty carburetor, bad armature.
This video is dedicated to unflooding your mower quickly and getting you back mowing.
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 out, they did do a lot 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. Set includes spark plug sockets. Picture links to Amazon.com