Spring Has Sprung
Finally a few sunny, warm days without snow, wind or other inclimant weather. I got out and worked in my yard Tuesday, raking dead Vinca vines, moving everything away from the house so I could mow. I got a small amount of the yard around the house mowed. I'm so out of shape it took me til Friday to fire up the mower again.
The mower started but was running rough, so I uses some carburator cleaner spray on it. It smoothed out and ran fine for about 30 minutes or so, then it died. Not the sputter cough and run a few more seconds of an empty gas tank, but more like a chug chug cough, die. I think I may be looking at either a fuel filter, coil wire, or air intake problem. I'm not mechanic enough to explore or fix any of these problems. I bought the mower in July last year, so this is very aggrevating. I'd really like to keep it running through this season because there's such a long wait to have the repairs done.
Last year my son, who lives next door, spent most of the season combining parts off three Brigs and Straton engines trying to get one mower that would run, then bought a used riding mower. The mower started and ran fine at the seller's house so my son loaded it up, brought it home, unloaded it and managed to get it to run long enough to park it. It hasn't started since. This year he was able to buy a new one and he will mow my yard for me, but he works eight to ten hours a day five days a week and has his own house, yard and family to tend to, so I hate for him to have to mow mine.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed hoping I can keep up my own yard this year. It's good exercise and I enjoy doing it.
Image Credit » Jennie Hennesay DBA The Bead Doodler