J and J Small Engine Blog

RSS Grab J&J Small Engine Clinic Blog Feed

Common Small Engine Problems

Joseph Coupal - Saturday, January 28, 2012

There hasn’t been any snow to blow, so you have been really feeling the need to use a piece of yard equipment. Maybe you grabbed the leaf blower to get rid of those last few leaves from fall. The blower won’t start.

Here are three of the most common small engine problems and their possible causes.

Engine will not start or is hard to start.
Possible causes:

  1. Fuel tank is empty or shutoff valve is closed.
  2. Fuel line is clogged.
  3. Water in the fuel.
  4. Carburetor choked too much.
  5. Carburetor is not adjusted right or needs service.
  6. Ignition system or wiring has a problem
  7. Ignition switch is off.
  8. Cutoff switch is open.
  9. Spark plug is damaged.
  10. Poor Engine compression.
Engine idles roughly, unevenly.
Possible causes:
  1. Dirty Carburetor.
  2. Air leak in carburetor or intake manifold.
  3. Carburetor is adjusted wrong.
Engine starts but dies after a few seconds.
Possible causes:
  1. Fuel tank is empty or shutoff valve is closed,
  2. Fuel line is clogged.
  3. Carburetor is choked too much.
  4. Carburetor not adjusted right.
If you are having any of these problems, contact J&J Small Engine Clinic.

Get e-mail notifications of new blog posts! Enter email address below.


Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts


Tags

power equipment, North Attleboro, MA STIHL brushcutters STIHL chain saws leaking head gasket preparing your lawnmower, ma aerators, North Attleboro J&J Small Engine Clinic lawn mower tune up putting your lawn mower away for winter storage two-cycle engines power tools repair, MA drought lawn care, MA snowblower shopping, North Attleboro yard care equipment, MA electric chain saw small engine tune-up, MA spring lawn mower maintenance, North Attleboro gas snow blowers gasoline lawn mowers, North Attleboro wet dry vac power tool repair, north attleboro leaf blower service Toro lawn mowers two-stage snow blowers edging, MA care of lawn mowers, North Attleboro pressure washer leaf blower won't stay running, MA snow blower maintenance and repairs small engine service, MA outdoor equipment Gasoline-powered tools backpack sprayer, MA power tools, North Attleboro, MA gasoline chain saws sales and service of small engine equipment small engine repair, MA snow blowers with electric start ethanol free gasoline solid nose bar power equipment repair, North Attleboro, MA snow blower repair, North Attleboro small gas engines fuel containers handheld leaf blowers lawn mower engine parts, MA lawn mower tune up, MA snow blowers two cycle engine repairs, MA new power tools, Ma common small engine problems generac generator, MA lawn mower repairs, ma snowblower 2 stage snow blowers gift ideas, North Attleboro, MA small engine service department, MA causes of small engine problems mulching lawn mowers, North Attleboro Torro lawn mower lawn mower maintenance, ma TORO outdoor power equipment repair North Attleboro ethanol-free gas backpack blowers generators, North Attleboro lawn mower storage power tool service, north attleboro small engine tune up, MA small air cooled engine snowblower maintenance, North Attleboro wet/dry vacuum generator repairs, MA EPA standards basic power tools, Attleboro shop vac, MA two cycle engines, MA gasoline with more than 10% ethanol mower tune up, MA chain saw FAQs hand-held gardening equipment flywheel, MA shop-vac holiday shopping 2 stage snowblowers women and power tools, North Attleboro outdoor power equipment repair, North Attleboro zero turn mower electric drill right fuel for power tools power equipment retailer, North Attleboro outdoor power equipment, North Attleboro battery operated electric lawn mowers, MA snow blower storage pursh zero turn mowers trenchers Toro Stihl Wrigth North Attleboro MA yard tools, MA E10 gasoline, North Attleboro bar and chain maintenance of power tools new power tools, North Attleboro father's day gifts, MA Local small engine repair, MA service and maintenance or portable generators, North Attleboro, MA small snow blowers, MA, RI new power equipment, MA blowers, north attleboro air filters standing vs sitting lawn mowers, MA power equipement repair and maintenance small engine repair shops, MA gas for small engines, MA battery powered lawn mowers power tools for Father's day gifts, MA wet dry vac, MA Generac generators, MA gas lawn mowers portable generators, North Attleboro outdoor power equipment sales portable generator small engine repair north attleboro ma buying a snowblower, MA snow blowers, MA, RI power tool repair, MA snowblowers, North Attleboro snow blowers, North Attleboro cordless electric lawn mowers, MA preparing a small engine for winter storage, North Attleboro, MA 2 stage snowblower, North Attleboro power tool maintenance toro snow blowers small engine problems, MA trimmers and brushcutters mower blade needs sharpening, North Attleboro small engine repair servcies north attleboro ma STIHL backpack blowers necessary power tools, Attleboro leaf blower service, MA single stage snowblowers, North Attleboro, MA chain saws small engine sales repair service north attleboro ma lawn mowers, MA power tool engine parts lawn tools, North Attleboro North Attleboro small engine repair air filter service north attleboro stocking stuffers generators, MA small engine tools backpack leaf blowers fuel for engines wet vacuum leaf blower maintenance, MA residential generators outdoor power equipment repair, North Attleboro, MA back pack leaf blowers string trimming, MA prepare snowblower for storage, North Attleboro string trimmers outdoor power equipment repair and maintenance, North Attleboro stationary generators, North Attleboro, MA STIHL leaf blowers, north attleboro storing the snow blower electric mowers, MA electric lawn mowers wet vac power tools service, MA electric hand held leaf blowers, North Attleboro snow throwers STIHL drills smoking engine, MA snowblower tune-up small engine parts, North Attleboro, MA snow blowers require maintenance, North Attleboro, MA new lawn mower, MA power tools won't start, MA torro lawn mowers ethanol-free gasoline Generac portable generators, North Attleboro standing lawn mowers Wright lawn mowers lawn mower engine problems, MA two-stage snow blower standing lawn mowers, MA sawzall, MA rototillers, North Attleboro power tool sales and service, north attleboro snowblowers require maintenance, North Attleboro, MA outdoor power equipment repair and maintenance, North Attleboro, MA prune trees zero emission lawn mowers, MA power tool repairs, MA Stihl Dealer STIHL auger parts and service for all small engines, North Attleboro ethanol free fuel, MA small gas engine repair, North Attleboro, MA generator, MA new power tools commercial generators wood boring drill snowblower repair, North Attleboro power tools, MA trimmers, MA small engine service department, North Attleboro lawn and garden power tools, North Attleboro small engine service gas leaf blowers yard equipment won't start, MA power tools parts and service, MA small engine repair, North Attleboro small engines, North Attleboro lawn mowers two-stroke engines electric lawn mowers, MA snowblower needs a tune-up prepare lawn mower for winter storage E10 gas lightweight portable generators, MA power tools maintenance, MA blower sprayer, MA hand-held power tools chainsaws chain saws, North Attleboro carburetor kits filters Small Engine two stage snowblowers, North Attleboro, MA outdoor power equipment power tools, Attleboro power tool service, MA new snowblower, MA smoking small engine lawnmowers, MA zere turn mowers hedge trimmer, North Attleboro fall cleanup chain saws, MA air filter portable generator repairs, MA outdoor power equipment repair questions, North Attleboro, MA magneto, MA hedge trimmers two stage snow blowers, North Attleboro, MA snow blowers, MA power equipment Recycler series power lawn mowers wet dry vacuum cordless drill, MA beginner power tools, Attleboro small engine maintenance pressure washer, North Attleboro pole pruner gas stabilizer, North Attleboro, MA portable generators, North Attleboro, MA outdoor power equipment, North Attleboro, MA two stage snow blowers lawn mower blade sharpening, MA leaf blowers for clearing snow power tool maintenance, MA choke power tools maintenance and repair, North Attleboro small engines small engine parts wet-dry vacuum generators where to buy ethanol free gasoline, MA circular saw, MA sales and service of power tools chain saw parts, MA lawn mower carburetor, ma sprocket nose bar preventative maintenance portable generators, MA lawn mower carburetor small engine repairs generator service Toro snow blowers, MA, RI power tools, north attleboro power tool engine parts, MA backpack blower sprayer, MA lawn mower service regular maintenance, MA power tools parts, MA Generac generators, North Attleboro, MA generac generator Stihl power tool repair small engine oil STIHL blower sprayer, MA generator service, MA small engine repair lawn care, MA lawn mower won't start, MA 2 stage snow blowers, North Attleboro, MA locally owned power tool dealer, north attleboro leaf blowers, north attleboro black friday power tools for women, MA power equipement repair snowblower maintenance, North Attleboro, MA electric snow blowers care of power tools, North Attleboro single-stage snowblower engine overheating electric snow blowers, MA, RI power tool maintenance, North Attleboro small engine parts, MA small engine problems tips for outdoor power equipment, North Attleboro lawn mower right fuel for power equipment spark plugs new snowblower small engines, MA buying a generator ethanol free gas snowblowers, MA electric power tools, MA power tool repair and maintenance, North Attleboro small engine repair sales services north attleboro tax free weekend, MA compact two-stage blower Torro lawn mowers, MA problems with lawn equipment, MA power tools engine dies wheeled blowers, North Attleboro lawn mower maintenance Local small engine repair power hand tools, MA smoking small engine, MA snowblower safety power tool parts and service, MA zero turn lawn mowers, MA shop vacuum, MA lawn mower blades, North Attleboro, MA fall maintenance on lawn mowers, North Attleboro plug in lawn mowers snow blowers, North Attleboro, MA trimmer, North Attleboro green lawn mowers benefits of standing mowers, MA STIHL trimmers sharpen mower blades, MA ethanol free gasoline, MA buy and power tools, North Attleboro lawn care, North Attleboro tighten the chain STIHL backpack blower sprayer, MA wet-dry vac standing vs sitting mowers, MA Toro lawn mowers, North Attleboro snowblower maintenance and repairs single stage snowblower, North Attleboro engines idles wrong STIHL extended reach hedge trimmers ethanol free gas, MA outdoor power equipment repair specialist, North Attleboro, MA small machines stand by generators, MA snow removal Toro snowblowers new snowblowers, North Attleboro, MA commercial lawn mowers lawn mowers care, MA leaf blowers power tools not working, MA hand power tools, MA tips for preparing lawn mower for winter storage string trimmers, MA small engine equipment battery-powered yard equipment single stage snow blowers, North Attleboro, MA STIHL wet dry vac gas powered tools, MA lawn mower, MA standing mowers, MA Torro zero turn lawn mower gas powered snowblowers, North Attleboro Father's day power tools, MA lawn mower batteries, North Attleboro, MA leaf blower push mower, MA edgers, MA ethanol free gas, North Attleboro, MA STIHL hedge trimmers snowblowers power tool service annual maintenance, MA snowblower won't start mower blades, MA vacuum ethanol-free gas, North Attleboro, MA small engine maintenance, MA preparing lawn mower batteries for winter storage, North Attleboro, MA leaf blowers, MA new and power tools, North Attleboro outdoor power equipment maintenance, North Attleboro STIHL leaf blowers leaf blower repair, North Attleboro, MA fuel stabilizers powerwashers, North Attleboro STIHL chain saw Attleboro small engine parts and service, MA power outages recycler lawn mowers, MA small engine repairs, MA WRIGHT engine parts, North Attleboro standby generators, MA Kipor generators, MA STIHL power tools leaf blower repairs, MA lawn mower service, MA leaf blower won't start, MA portable generators gas leaf blowers, North Attleboro new lawn mowers, North Attleboro Generac portable generators, North Attleboro, MA small engine service, North Attleboro, MA lawn care equipment, MA new lawn equipment, MA snow blower maintenance, North Attleboro, MA economical snow blowers, MA, RI toro lawn mowers, MA backpack blower, MA lawn mower maintenance, North Attleboro leaf blowers, North Attleboro, MA leaf blower parts, MA damage to outdoor power equipment power tool storage seasonal snow blower maintenance, North Attleboro, MA snowblower maintenance outdoor power tools over seeders, North Attleboro service power tools lawn equipment engine problems, MA power tool parts, MA cordless drill E10 gas, North Attleboro electric leaf blowers, North Attleboro order small engine parts Attleboro, MA snow blower maintenance power tools sales, MA lawn equipment, MA regular maintenance generators, North Attleboro, MA yard equipment, MA schedule lawn mower maintenance, North Attleboro fuel-related problems gas for snow blowers, North Attleboro, MA zero turn lawn mower engine won't start Massachusetts power lawn mowers yard tool service, MA generator repair and maintenance, North Attleboro, MA engine oil

Archive