Many homeowners turn to Yard Pro for reliable walk-behind lawn mowers that produce a clean cut season after season. A number of issues can cause your lawn mower to vibrate excessively, produce smoke, run erratically, or cut out during operation, some of which have simple solutions ideal for the do-it-yourself user. Before considering big repairs, complete these simple troubleshooting steps to get your Yard Pro mower running smoothly again.
Old oil reduces the engine's efficiency and causes it to run rough as the moving parts are improperly lubricated. Change the oil after every 50 hours of operation, and replace lawn mower parts such as the air filter regularly to maximize efficiency.
Tuning up the engine extends the life of the mower and helps it to run smooth by avoiding problems caused by worn-out parts. For lawn mower repair help, clean the engine parts with a rag, install a new spark plug, and replace an old or damaged blade, if desired.
If the jet of the carburetor becomes clogged, fuel and air are unable to mix properly, causing the mower to sputter and cut out. Clean the carburetor by mixing equal parts carburetor cleaning solution and water, and heat the solution. Remove the jet and any rubber components, and soak the jet for 10 minutes. Rinse and air dry the jet before reinstalling it.
Whether your Yard Pro walk-behind lawn mower needs a new carburetor, a spark plug or an air filter, get the replacement parts you need from Sears PartsDirect. If you need advice or help finding a specific repair part, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698.