How To Repair Your Rotary Mower
What are some common problems with rotary lawn mowers? How do you repair them?
Your engine push mower can have many problems. It can be one of the most frustrating lawn tools to have a problem with, because of how important it is for it to work at the time you want it. You want to get your lawn mowed, and when your mower breaks down in the middle of a job, you may have a lawn that is half mowed, half not mowed. Needless to say, you don’t have the time to take it to a repair shop, if you can at all help it. Here are some tips on how to fix your own rotary lawn mower.
• Your rotary mower is cutting your lawn unevenly. Chances are that you have a blade problem. Check your blades and make sure they’re in good shape. Look for any dull, bent, or unevenness. The problem may also be that you have mud or grass dried onto your blade; this can also lead to the uneven mowing problem. The other possibility is that the wheels are actually uneven on your mower. Make sure they’re squared away, and try again.
• Your rotary mower is noisier than usual. You may have a bent or uneven blade. Check the blade and make any needed changes or replacements. The noise may also be coming from the discharge area. If you have grass or dirt clogged there, clean that area out.
• Your rotary mower won’t start. Make sure your fuel and oil combination is correct. If it’s not, replace it with the correct mixture.
• Your rotary mower engine will start but the mower won’t move. You probably have a problem with your belt or clutch. Check the drive belt. Make sure it’s not worn or broken. If it is, replace it. Also check the clutch. Make sure it’s in good working order. If it’s broken, have it professionally serviced.
• Your lawn turns brown a day or two after you mow it. This is a problem either with your blade or with your grass. Check your blade. It likely is dull. Sharpen the blade. The other possibility is that your lawn was simply too long when you cut it. A good rule of thumb when mowing is to cut not more than one third of the grass height at a time.