Walk-behind mower symptoms
It's difficult to get your mowing done when your lawn mower won't start, runs rough or won't stay running. Our symptoms and troubleshooting tips can help you resolve gas walk-behind lawn mower problems. You can get the repair parts you need by using the search bar at the top of the page. Use our step-by-step repair guides to help you install parts so you can mow the lawn before the grass grows too tall.
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These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your walk-behind lawn mower.
Replace the ignition coil if it isn't sending electric current to the spark plug when you pull the recoil starter rope.
The flywheel key couples the flywheel to the engine crankshaft. Replace the flywheel key if it's broken.
The drive cable engages the transmission to spin the drive wheels and move the mower across the grass. Replace the drive cable if it's broken or frozen up inside the sheath.
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