Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old 25-07-2012, 10:48 PM
Registered User
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Default lawn mower not working

I have accidentally added petrol to the oil tank of a petrol mower I could not find and opening underneath the tank and so tipped it upside down to drain the oil tank ,and then added fresh oil it did work for a little while but now doesn't want to start or it does now and again only for about for 30 seconds and then stops with a fair degree of smoke,could anyone offer me any advice I did have a look at the spark plug and it looked to be quite oily I don't know if this is supposed to be like that,maybe tipping the mower upside down helped oil to spread to other parts of the mower unintended

  #2   Report Post  
Old 26-07-2012, 05:08 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: May 2007
Posts: 750
Default lawn mower not working

wilson1973 wrote:
I have accidentally added petrol to the oil tank of a petrol mower I
could not find and opening underneath the tank and so tipped it upside
down to drain the oil tank ,and then added fresh oil it did work for a
little while but now doesn't want to start or it does now and again
only for about for 30 seconds and then stops with a fair degree of
smoke,could anyone offer me any advice I did have a look at the spark
plug and it looked to be quite oily I don't know if this is supposed
to be like that,maybe tipping the mower upside down helped oil to
spread to other parts of the mower unintended


Take out the plug and clean it. Clean the air cleaner. Crank the engine a bunch
with the plug out, then reassemble and try again. Try to keep it running until
the smoke quits. Tipping the mower can cause oil to leak out through the intake.
You've got to burn that off.


  #3   Report Post  
Old 26-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Registered User
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob F View Post
wilson1973 wrote:
I have accidentally added petrol to the oil tank of a petrol mower I
could not find and opening underneath the tank and so tipped it upside
down to drain the oil tank ,and then added fresh oil it did work for a
little while but now doesn't want to start or it does now and again
only for about for 30 seconds and then stops with a fair degree of
smoke,could anyone offer me any advice I did have a look at the spark
plug and it looked to be quite oily I don't know if this is supposed
to be like that,maybe tipping the mower upside down helped oil to
spread to other parts of the mower unintended


Take out the plug and clean it. Clean the air cleaner. Crank the engine a bunch
with the plug out, then reassemble and try again. Try to keep it running until
the smoke quits. Tipping the mower can cause oil to leak out through the intake.
You've got to burn that off.
Thanks Bob F I will try that,could you tell me where the air cleaner is on the mower please,by the way I have had a look on the mower I'm not sure of the manufacturer but the engine is called a Briggs and stratton series 220
  #4   Report Post  
Old 26-07-2012, 04:26 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: May 2007
Posts: 750
Default lawn mower not working

wilson1973 wrote:
Bob F;965459 Wrote:
wilson1973 wrote:-
I have accidentally added petrol to the oil tank of a petrol mower I
could not find and opening underneath the tank and so tipped it
upside down to drain the oil tank ,and then added fresh oil it did
work for a little while but now doesn't want to start or it does now
and again only for about for 30 seconds and then stops with a fair
degree of smoke,could anyone offer me any advice I did have a look
at the spark plug and it looked to be quite oily I don't know if
this is supposed
to be like that,maybe tipping the mower upside down helped oil to
spread to other parts of the mower unintended-

Take out the plug and clean it. Clean the air cleaner. Crank the
engine a bunch
with the plug out, then reassemble and try again. Try to keep it
running until
the smoke quits. Tipping the mower can cause oil to leak out through
the intake.
You've got to burn that off.


Thanks Bob F I will try that,could you tell me where the air cleaner
is on the mower please,by the way I have had a look on the mower I'm
not sure of the manufacturer but the engine is called a Briggs and
stratton series 220


The air cleaner is on the carburator, accessed by removing a screw or 2 on the
side, or a wing nut on a top corner and removing the air cleaner cover, in most
cases I've seen. If there's a throttle cable, it goes to the carburator. It is
likely on the other side of the engine from the muffler.


  #5   Report Post  
Old 29-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Registered User
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wilson1973 View Post
Thanks Bob F I will try that,could you tell me where the air cleaner is on the mower please,by the way I have had a look on the mower I'm not sure of the manufacturer but the engine is called a Briggs and stratton series 220
The Air Filter will be located on the side, or the top of your Carburettor. On a Briggs and Stratton 220 Series this is where your "Red Primer Button" is for cold starting. See the following link for all your Briggs and Stratton Spare Parts - Briggs & Stratton Spare Parts - Lawnmower World

Briggs and Stratton engines were primarily fitted to Mountfield Lawn Mowers so see the following link for any Mountfield Lawn Mower Spare Parts - Mountfield Spare Parts - Lawnmower World

Regards
L-M-L


  #6   Report Post  
Old 29-08-2012, 05:19 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2011
Posts: 237
Default lawn mower not working

On Jul 26, 8:31*am, wilson1973
wrote:
Bob F;965459 Wrote:





wilson1973 wrote:-
I have accidentally added petrol to the oil tank of a petrol mower I
could not find and opening underneath the tank and so tipped it upside
down to drain the oil tank ,and then added fresh oil it did work for a
little while but now doesn't want to start or it does now and again
only for about for 30 seconds and then stops with a fair degree of
smoke,could anyone offer me any advice I did have a look at the spark
plug and it looked to be quite oily I don't know if this is supposed
to be like that,maybe tipping the mower upside down helped oil to
spread to other parts of the mower unintended-


Take out the plug and clean it. Clean the air cleaner. Crank the engine
a bunch
with the plug out, then reassemble and try again. Try to keep it running
until
the smoke quits. Tipping the mower can cause oil to leak out through the
intake.
You've got to burn that off.


Thanks Bob F I will try that,could you tell me where the air cleaner is
on the mower please,by the way I have had a look on the mower I'm not
sure of the manufacturer but the engine is called a Briggs and stratton
series 220

--
wilson1973- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


RTFM before you screw it up even more....


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What type of grass to sow? Fescue not working... Paul H. Smith Lawns 10 27-11-2005 09:47 PM
Watermelons not working out Rich Edible Gardening 18 27-05-2004 03:06 PM
[IBC] search not working for me Miguel Hernandez Bonsai 2 23-05-2003 07:58 PM
Is my mower working correctly? Jeff Guay Lawns 6 17-05-2003 03:44 AM
leak behind biofalls, fish sucked in, skimmer door not working properly - anyone else? Judy Konopka Ponds 12 25-04-2003 02:32 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2020 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017