Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lawn mower troubleshooting

If mower fails to start:

1. Attempt to start mower, six, eight, or ten times.

2. Repeat step 1; then proceed to step 3.

3. Disconnect spark plug and look under mower.

4. Reconnect spark plug and attempt to start, just one more time. You never know.

5. Wonder about spark plug. When was it last replaced anyway? Never? Disconnect and grab spare from garage.

6. Attempt to turn and remove spark plug with pliers.

7. Attempt to turn and remove spark plug with wrench.

8. Consult mower manual on how to remove spark plug.

9. Receive additional help from partner, who looks online for how to remove spark plug.

10. Determine that print and online sources both point to the need for a spark plug removal tool.

11. Head to the farm-and-home store for that very tool.

12. Realize en route that you bought that very tool years ago. Huh. Where is it now?

13. Purchase tool; return to mower and replace spark plug.

14. Vroom, vroom!

15. Go back to step 12. The old removal tool will be where it has always been: in the kitchen drawer that holds small tools.

comments: 6

The Arthurian said...

16. While mowing, think about "some rocks".

Michael Leddy said...

I’m always on the lookout, but we have a real shortage of rocks in our yard.

Diane Schirf said...

There's always the push mower. Just sayin'.

Michael Leddy said...

When I see one at the hardware store, I look at it with a pang. But not with the size of our yard and the slope of its hill.

zzi said...

Just thinking there's always the push mover, I can get it out with a simply plyers and sand the plug. "Anything but the grass cutter"!

Michael Leddy said...

I hereby make my yard available to anyone with a push mower who’d like to come and mow. :)