Lawn mower won't start? Answered
I have a Briggs and Straton Troy Bilt self propel mower. I hit a small stump the other day and the mower cut off. I generally have trouble with the mower not restarting after it runs for a while and gets hot, but he next day fires up and runs fine. After hitting this small stump it almost starts after about 4or5 pulls and then it kicks back like there is too much compression in the firing chamber. It almost pulls the cord out of my hand and a little bit of white smoke comes out of the exhaust. I have checked the supply to the carburetor, cleaned the carburetor, cleaned the plug and check that it's firing. I have not checked the fuel, but I have cut grass several time since the beginning of summer with no problem. What do you think could be the problem? I'm very mechanically included, but I'm a little stumped on this one. Thank you for your help!!