I remain well out of my depth... A couple of weeks ago, after a couple of hours of tinkering, my old mower spluttered into life and operated as new (?) for three full cuts of my small lawn. I was pleased as punch.
This week, without adjusting anything, I simply cannot get her to start. Even during the tinkering a couple of weeks ago, she was closer to starting than she is now. I'd be very grateful for any suggestions. The next things I was going to try were:
(i) fresh petrol (the stuff I've fed it with is at least a year old, but worked a couple of weeks ago until it ran out right at the end of the last cut);
(ii) a new spark plug (on the basis that I've left the mower outside relatively unprotected over the winter - bad owner...)
(iii) changing the oil (there's plenty in there but I haven't changed it this year)
(iv) doing something with the carburettor (when tweaking, I was finding a lot of fuel was coming out of the pin-sized-hole at the back of the carburettor, both spitting out and dripping down and onto the top of the air filter container). When I say, do something... I really wouldn't know what, so again I'd be grateful for any pointers!
In case photos are helpful, my previous thread is here: http://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/forum/general-topics/general-discussio...
Many thanks in advance,