Lawn Equipment TroubleshootingMost common power lawn tools work much the same. You can check the spark plug and replace it, if necessary. Also, it’s a good idea to empty out the fuel and replace it with fresh gas. Remove the air filter and replace it, as well.
When you’re staring at a yard full of grass that desperately needed cutting two weeks ago, the last thing you want is a lawn mower engine that won’t fire up. Most of the time when a lawn mower, snow blower or any small engine won’t start the cause is a problem with the gas or the carburetor. —Family HandymanYou should also take the time to check the carburetor. It could be clogged, so fix that. Additionally, check the fuel pump and replace it, if needed. By doing these things, the engine should start. (You can also have the mower blades sharpened if it’s been a while or if this hasn’t been done thus far.)
Old Mower Disposal in SarasotaSo, now that you’re faced with an old mower disposal situation, what do you do? How can you get rid of that stuff with as little hassle as possible? Well, there are some options available to you, like the following:
- Give it away. You can always place it on the curb with a “Free” sign attached. Or, if it’s salvageable and can be repaired, give it away to a handy neighbor or friend. Perhaps there’s a coworker who could use it.
- Donate it locally. If the equipment is still in working order, there are some charitable and other organizations who would welcome a donation. A nearby church, private school, shelter, or other entity might take it off your hands for their benefit.
- Sell various parts. Another option is to take it apart and sell the parts individually. Or, you can take it to a garden and lawn machine shop. Ask the owner or manager if they’d pay a little for it or just accept it to get rid of it.