Homeowners and professional landscapers alike depend on their Ariens riding mowers and tractors to maintain well-kept yards. However, when their machines are running roughly or misfiring, it makes the process of yard maintenance much more difficult. If your riding mower or tractor isn't operating as smoothly as it should, use these troubleshooting and repair tips to regain full use of your equipment.
Riding mower and tractor troubleshooting begins with simply checking the gas inside the tank. Stale gas can cause engine sputters, so be sure to clean out the tank at the end of each mowing season. Replace any old gas with fresh fuel to see if this fixes the issue.
Changing the engine oil and replacing riding mower parts such as the oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and spark plug comprises the engine tune-up process. Once this routine maintenance is performed, be sure to check the ignition, battery, throttle and choke controls, and carburetor. While the motor is cool, it's also an excellent time to clean the engine cooling fins. This simple maintenance may improve any rough running or misfire issues.
If the engine of your riding lawn mower or tractor still misfires, runs roughly or only runs when the choke is partly engaged after other troubleshooting, the carburetor may need to be rebuilt or replaced. Sears PartsDirect carries the parts you need and lawn tractor repair help guides to help you perform both repairs, which are simple enough for a do-it-yourself project.
Sears PartsDirect provides Ariens riding mower and tractor owners with parts and tools to make repair and maintenance easy. For additional help and more information on the parts you need, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button or call 1-800-252-1698.