Hi everyone I just got my first petrol lawnmower off of Freecycle. Figured i could have a go at fixing it.
First time working on an engine but been having a lot of fun.
When I first got it I could get it started but would cut out and then it wouldn't start again giving me a very sorry arm lol.
Have since cleaned the carburettor with carburettor cleaning spray and can now get it started with the first pull. It also doesn't cut out when moving the choke from fully open.
I have a couple of questions though. As soon as I start the engine the blades are spinning and I can't get them to stop. Not sure why that's happening. And also I seem to have a problem in that the self drive doesn't work at all.
I have tried adjusting the nut at the end of the cable but it is not biting. I have checked the belts and they seem to be tightening when I put the level but there is no drive.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.