It is easy to start a petrol lawn mower; most users might do. Though petrol lawn mowers have various types on the market, they generally all require the same technique to start.
In this article, I will show you how to start a lawnmower with only four simple steps! Scroll down to see more!
How To Start A Lawnmower – A Detailed Guide
A Traditional Lawnmower
Step 1: Make sure that the lawnmower has both petrol and oil
First, you need to ensure that you have enough oil or petrol in your lawnmower. It’d better find the oil cap placed on the top of the mower near the motor fan to check this.
Then, open the lid and make sure that the oil has been filled (don’t’ forget to check the petrol). If not, you may need to refill the container before moving to the next step.
Step 2: Press the primer button
Press the primer button 3–5 times to active the lawnmower. This button is generally located on the top of the motor, which is near the oil cap. Click and hold the primer button a moment to channel the petrol into the lawnmower’s engine.
Step 3: Pull the level
Pull the lever near the top of the handle toward yourself. If you are behind the mower, you should see a bar or lever by the top of the handle.
Grab this level with your dominant hand and pull it back forcefully. In this step, you should be capable of firmly holding the lever and bar together in only one hand.
This lever needs to be in the “starting” point before you pull the starting cord. Also, to keep the lawn mower’s motor running, you’ll need to hold this lever while you use the mower.
Step 4: Pull the starting cord
Pull the starting cord and firmly repeat this motion several times until the lawnmower is active. You will feel strong resistance, but continue to work through it. In the case of the non-starting mower, repeat this process.
A Petrol Lawnmower
Step 1: Check if the lawnmower has both oil and petrol.
First, you need to ensure that you have enough oil or petrol in your lawnmower. If the oil level doesn’t reach the requirable point of the oil tank, you may need to refill it.
And for the petrol checking, find and open the petrol cap. You can find this cap on the top of the lawnmower. It is important to bear in mind that everything needs to be firmly closed, safety is the first priority!
Step 2: Prime the engine
Prime the engine by pressing the primer bulb, which is a small nub of plastic that is in the shape of a semicircle. Then, press this bulb about 3-8 times, this will channel petrol in the lines of the engine.
Step 3: Press the choke
Next, you’ll need to press the primer button to channel petrol into the engine. By this way, you can easily start the engine.
Step 4: Pull the cord to start
To install a lawnmower, pull the choke toward yourself until the lawn mower is turned on. Next, push the choke back and grab the start level towards the guide bar. Firmly hold it and pull the cord. It may take several thrusts to turn the machine on.
Now you know how to start a lawn mower! Bear in mind that safety is the first priority and make sure that you have the proper safety outfit before starting a lawnmower.