WHERE TO SPRAY STARTER FLUID IN A LAWNMOWER
A lawnmower is a mandatory piece of equipment to manicure your property professionally. As the spring season is going to start and people start mowing their lawns. In some cases starting a winterized mower is always challenging. To address this issue it may be necessary to use starter fluid to address the problem.
People are asking where to spray the starter fluid in a lawnmower. In this blog, I addressed all your issues related to the starter fluid. Generally, it depends on the type of mower you own, as well as the location of the carburetor or faulty spark plug. Starter fluid provides an immediate source of fuel and your mower engine is igniting immediately and resolves the issue amicably.
IMPORTANCE OF USING STARTER FLUID:
Starter fluid is a highly flammable spray used to start the engine. In winter people stored their lawnmowers and even did not start them for the whole season. As a result, mower engine did not start when it turned ON. People are frustrated and may damage the engine by repeated attempts to start the engine. To address the issue, starting fluid is the only hope for your mower and provides an immediate solution to your stopped engine.
TYPES OF STARRING FLUID
There are several types of starting fluids available in the market. However, the top and most commonly used types are:
Esther-based Starting Fluid
Esther-based fluids are highly flammable and used with safety and care. They are highly combustible fuel sources to start the mower engine immediately.
Petroleum-Based Starting Fluids
These fluids are less flammable than Esther-based fluids and are considered safe to use. These types contain petroleum distillates that provide a quick burst to start the engine.
Alcohol-based starting fluids
The third type is Alcohol-based fluids. These fluids are also safe to use with precaution. These fluids provide vaporizing quickly and help in starting the engine.
GUIDE TO SPRAY THE STARTER FLUID IN THE LAWNMOWER – STEP BY STEP
In the below paragraphs, I will guide you step by step to spray the starter fluid in the lawnmower without any Hessel. It is very obvious that if you do not know the exact procedure, as these fluids are highly flammable and there is a chance of fire which could lead to any incident. Therefore I must follow and read the instructions before starting the work. By reading the below steps you are able to use the fluid in an easy way and cannot face any kind of difficulty. It may vary according to your mower type, but the basic requirements and procedures are the same for all types of lawnmowers.
TOOLS REQUIRED FOR USING STARTER FLUID
There is no special requirement to do this job, however, basic tools are essential to complete the work easily. These tools are:
STEP 1: LOCATION OF AIR INTAKE VALVE/ FILTER
In the first step, you may locate the air filter in your mower, It may vary according to your type of machine. The air filter is inside the black box and you can locate it easily, the air intake and filter enter the air into the carburetor, where it is used for fuel mixing.
STEP 2: CLEANING OF AIR FILTER
After locating the filter, it is essential to clean the filter by removing it and opening the housing. Sometimes, the dirty air filter is also responsible for not starting your mower. Therefore, clean it properly and if it deteriorates or it’s a paper filter you may change it. The air filter is not much expensive and you can buy it easily from local stores in your area.
STEP 3: SPRAY THE STARTER FLUID
In this step spray the starter fluid into the spark plug ports and the carburetor chamber carefully, in this way it will work correctly. Do not spray too much fluid, use a very light dose carefully in the back plate with the cloth. Additionally, also clean the intake duct and breather tube which is also essential part to clean before starting the mower engine.
STEP 4: START THE ENGINE
Set the engine speed to the midpoint. In some cases also lifting the choke to the full which will increase the fuel intake to the engine. If your engine works fine and your mower cannot stop it means that your problem is resolved. If not, you may check the carburetor or change the fuel. Sometimes old /bad fuel also initiates these kinds of problems in your lawnmower.
PROS AND CONS OF USING STARTER FLUID IN LAWNMOWER
- Quick starting of the engine
- Save your time and money
- Cost-Effective solution
- Highly Flammable
- Harmful for the engine in case of overuse
Many people face starting problems in their mowers soon after the winter because the whole season mowers were stored and not used. Therefore, starting problem occurs. To address this issue people are calling the servicing team or contact with the local repair technicians which is quite annoying and also a waste of money. Starter fluid is a quick solution to the problem to start the mower. After reading this blog you are able to get the basic information and procedures to spray the starter fluid and resolve the issue on your own. This will lead to saving your precious time and money by calling the servicing team and repair technicians.
About Naveed A Hashmi
In my childhood, I used to see my parents while working in the land, for these reasons today I have been serving the same as our own tradition and culture. I thus love to stay in it, because I want to learn something advanced and new so that I may improve my farm’s contour and help others with my experience.