Troubleshooting tips for small engine repair

“Determine why your small engine won’t start by checking your fuel levels, spark plug, carburetor, valve & compression levels and more. Follow along to troubleshoot and learn when it’s best to service your engine.

Is your fuel fresh?
Stale, untreated gas begins to break down after about a month. Drain the gas from your lawn mower or outdoor power equipment, and then replace with fresh gas and fuel stabilizer to extend the life of your fuel.

Is your oil fresh?
Check your oil level and appearance every time you use your engine while it is cold. Your oil typically needs to be changed each season or after every 25 hours of use

Is your Carburetor clean?
The carburetor regulates how air and fuel move through the engine. A dirty carburetor can cause poor engine performance or starting problems.”

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Many people discover problems with their lawnmowers or snow blowers after a long off-season of storage. In many cases these issues are easily resolved by reviewing the above tips. In some cases, however, the problem may be more complex and not easily identifiable.

At Robbinsdale Marine, our expertise is in small engine repair. We repair lawnmowers, snow blowers, chainsaws, and other small engines. Call us at 763-533-0300 or visit our small engine repair page for more information.

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