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Diagnose & Troubleshoot Self-Propelled Mowers
Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions for your MTD self-propelled 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