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4 Signs That Your Lawn Mower Is In Need Of Repair

by Terri Holmes

If you have grass in your front or backyard, there is a good chance that you own a lawnmower. Like any type of appliance, lawn mowers don't last forever and can develop problems as they age. But since lawn mowers can be expensive, many people don't want to get rid of a lawn mower that has problems in order to buy a new one. Luckily, many lawn mower issues can be repaired by an experienced small machine mechanic. Some common signs that a lawn mower is in need of repair include:

Strange Sounds

Most lawn mowers can be a bit loud when they are running, but they typically have a steady sound coming from the engine. Hearing screeching, grinding, or squealing from the engine area while you're using the lawn mower is often a sign that a component in the engine needs to be repaired or replaced. Don't continue to use your lawn mower if the engine is making strange sounds-- doing so can lead to engine damage that may not be able to be fixed.

Increase in the Amount of Fuel Used

Since lawn mowers have relatively small engines, they do not usually use a lot of fuel when mowing a normal size lawn. But when there is something wrong with your lawn mower, it may start needing a low more fuel than normal. If you notice that you're having to refill the gas tank of your lawn mower much more frequently than usual, you may have a fuel leak or the fuel injector is not working properly. A small machine mechanic will be able to diagnose and repair the problem.

Excessive Smoke

When you have a gas-powered lawn mower, it is not uncommon to see a little bit of exhaust while you're operating it. But the presence of smoke coming from your lawn mower while it is on is a major red flag. If you notice a large cloud of smoke coming from your lawn mower, immediately turn it off and cease using it until you can have it repaired.

Difficulty Starting

Some lawn mowers do not always start on the first attempt, and that is not something to be concerned about. But when you need to try to start your lawn mower multiple times before it is up and running, something is wrong. In some cases, simply having your lawn mower serviced can resolve the issue. If a tune-up doesn't help, further repairs may be needed. 

Contact a company like Eastlake Rent-All Inc for more information and assistance. 


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A Spectacular Spring

Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful time of the year. During this special season, I adore looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers in my front and back yards. Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your outdoor property this spring. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you accomplish this important task. An expert landscaper can plant fruit trees in your space. For instance, you might want this individual to plant apple, pear, peach, or orange trees on your property. You may also wish for this professional to plant attractive shrubs in front of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a landscaper can help you have a spectacular spring. Enjoy!