Question about Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower
The mower is new -- bought earlier this summer. It ran fine the last time I used it, 2 weeks ago. The oil level is fine and it has a full tank of new gas. Since I started having this problem, I have to prime the mower at least 15 times to get it to start at all. The engine revvs up full throttle, runs for about 15 - 45 seconds, then dies. Then I have to prime it 15 more times to get it to start again. Every time I get it to start, it dies after 15-45 seconds. Someone suggested that I try cleaning the air filter, but I don't know where the air filter is.
I posted same problem as this couple days ago. Took mower to shop. The governor spring (located just under the air filter) had come off. So glad it was something so minor!
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
Your owners manual should tell you where the air filter is. It could also be a blockage in the gas tank at the fuel pickup point. Also check for a leak in your fuel lines. Many movers these days also have fuel filters if yours has a filter I would suggest replacing it. If all else fails the mower is under a year old you may have some kind of warranty coverage still in effect.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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