Signs I Need My Lawn Mower Repaired

Signs I Need My Lawn Mower Repaired


Whether you own a gas-powered or electric lawn mower, it’s important to keep it in good working order. There are several signs that your mower may need repair. Luckily, most repairs are relatively minor and can be done yourself. But there are some instances where it’s a better idea to let the professionals help.

Your Mower Won’t Start

If you are a lawn mower owner, you probably know that your mower requires routine maintenance and repairs from time to time. Sometimes you skip a step or your mower just isn’t working as it should, but other times your mower may need more serious repairs. If your mower won’t start, it is usually a sign that there is a problem with one of the components of the fuel system. Check the gas tank, fuel line and carburetor for clogs or damage. Next, check the spark plugs to make sure they are properly connected and clean. Also, check the wires that connect the spark plugs to the starter solenoid coil. If the spark plugs are okay, you might have a problem with the ground side of the circuit that starts at the small red wire on the starter solenoid terminal and ends at the black wire that attaches to the metal frame of the mower. A break in that wire keeps the starter solenoid from getting power, which can prevent your engine from starting.

Your Mower Is Smoking

If you see white smoke escaping from your lawn mower, it could be the result of an overfilled tank of oil. It may also be a sign of more serious problems such as dirt in your engine or the carburetor. One of the first things that you should check is the head gasket which is a seal found in an area where the cylinder joins with the rest of the engine. This gasket should be in good condition and functioning properly as it is essential for a smooth running engine. Another thing to look out for is if the air filter is dirty or hasn’t been cleaned for a while. A clean air filter can make a difference, so this is something that you should take care of immediately.

Your Mower Is Making Unusual Noises

Often, your lawn mower will make unusual noises that may indicate it needs to be repaired. These can include a louder sound than usual, a rattling sound, or a grinding noise. Lawn mower engines use a lot of energy to turn blades, so it’s natural for them to make some noise when they’re running. Some engines will even start making a buzzing noise when they’re not running, which is an indication that something is wrong with the engine. Other common sounds a lawn mower makes include surging, shaking, and wobbling. These are all indicators that the crankshaft is bent or damaged. You can test this by turning the mower over and putting a ruler on the deck with one end barely touching the crankshaft. If the mower makes a shaking or wobbling sound when the ruler is attached, it means the crankshaft is broken.

Your Mower Is Leaking Oil

If your mower is leaking oil, it could be a sign that it needs to be repaired. This can be a dangerous situation for your machine, as it can cause the engine to overheat and cause serious damage. If you think your lawn mower is leaking oil, the first thing you should do is check the oil level on the dipstick. If the oil is low, you’ll need to top it off with new motor oil as soon as possible. In this case, it’s important to use the right type and viscosity of oil. This can help your mower run more efficiently and extend its lifespan. Another common reason for a leaky lawn mower is a faulty lower bearing ring seal. This seal sits underneath the engine on its crankshaft, and when it’s damaged, oil will seep through.

Call Hill’s Repair Shop

When you’re not sure what to do with your lawn mower, it’s always best to consult a professional here at Hill’s Repair Shop. We’ll give you a rundown on how to fix the problem and we’ll also provide you with a quote so that you can budget for your repairs. Don’t wait, contact us today!