gnodab wrote: »
There is nothing quite like smashing a bullhorn so hard in the ass with a supersledge that its head explodes.
Mine's been having issues ... the greenhouse I was storing it in last winter collapsed, so it got rain in it, which rusted some parts, and now there's particulate constantly running through it and clogging what-I-want-to-call-the-carburator. Correct me if I'm wrong ... it's a brassy thick-disc like thing with a pin inside, gas goes in here before it goes into the engine. Either way, keep your mower out of the elements.
Well I appreciate it. Haven't got into it yet, I'll be doing that this afternoon. And MKR, spiders? This thing just keeps getting worse. There are three things I, in complete seriousness, hate in this world: heights, spiders, and mechanical things. Watch the next suggestion be "you need to hang it from a tree and work on it up there."
It's probably not spiders. That was a joke. There could be some gunk or something in there though. Something that was harmless when it ran regularly could have become a blockage while it sat.
There is a small rubber half-circle somewhere on your engine. Pushing this 2 or 3 times will either push out too much gas, or pull in more gas to start the engine. You may have just flooded it, or the gas wasn't getting where it should be.