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Diagnose & TroubleshootPush Mowers

Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions for your MTD push mower.

Unit will not start

Possible Causes

Corrective Actions

1Control handle is not engaged

Engage control handle.

Spark plug wire is disconnected

Connect spark plug wire.

Fuel tank empty or stale fuel

Replace with clean, fresh gas.

Blocked fuel line

Clean fuel line.

Faulty spark plug

Replace, clean, or adjust gap.

Engine flooded

Wait to restart, do not prime.

Air filter filled with dirt or debris

Replace or clean air filter.

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