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Diagnose & Troubleshoot Push 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.
Wait to restart, do not prime.
Air filter filled with dirt or debris
Replace or clean air filter.