Posts Tagged ‘mower’

Kubota Recalls ZG100 Series Zero Turn riding mowers

Name of product: Kubota ZG100 Series Zero Turn riding mowers  Hazard: The fuel tank’s pressure relief valve can malfunction, causing the tank to expand and rub against the transmission drive belt and drive cooling fan. This can wear a hole in the fuel tank and cause a fuel leak, posing a fire hazard. Units About […]

Toro Recalls Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT Mowers

Name of product: Toro® Z Master® Riding Mowers Hazard: The idler pulley can rub against the mower’s fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. Units About 3,700 in the U.S. and 60 in Canada (about 2,600 units were previously recalled in the U.S. and 30 in Canada in November 2012) Description This recall involves 2012 and 2013 Toro […]

MTD Products Recalls Cub Cadet Commercial Lawn Mowers

Name of product: Cub Cadet 2011 Commercial Zero Turn Mowers Hazard: Fuel can leak from the vent valve grommet on top of the fuel tank during operation, posing a risk of fire. Units About 2,100 Description This recall involves eight 2011 model Cub Cadet commercial zero turn lawn mowers. Models included in the recall are: […]

Toro Mower Traction Control Cable Replacement

If you have a Toro self-propelled lawn mower and the self-propel feature will not work it may be due to a broken traction control cable, or possibly a worn or broken belt. Follow these instructions to replace the traction control cable: **Always remember to make sure the engine has cooled and remove the wire and […]

Toro Lawn Mower Belt Replacement

If the drive wheels on your Toro lawn mower are not turning you may have a worn or broken drive belt. If they are spinning intermittently, the drive belt is probably slipping due to it being worn out. Either way the belt will need to be replaced. Follow the instructions below to replace the belt. […]

Small Engine Spark Plug Testing

Often times you can not tell if a spark plug or ignition coil is bad just by looking at it. However, they can both be tested using an ignition tester to determine if they are working properly. Follow these instructions for testing: Remove the spark plug wire boot from the lawn mower Attach the tester […]

Exmark Quest ZRT Riding Mowers Recalled

Name of Product: Exmark Quest 42″ ZRT Riding Mowers Units: About 2,200 Manufacturer: Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc., of Beatrice, Neb. Hazard: Bearings supporting the riding mower’s deck can fail and cause the deck to interfere with the operator’s controls, resulting in a crash hazard. Incidents/Injuries: Exmark has received 18 reports of incidents. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves […]

Replacing the Drive Pulley on a Honda Lawn Mower

Follow these easy step-by-step directions for replacing the drive pulley on a walk-behind Honda lawn mower. Also, watch the brief video below to see how it is done. **Make sure the lawn mower engine is not hot before doing any repairs** Remove the spark plug wire Turn off the fuel valve Tilt the lawn mower […]

Hydrostatic Lawn Tractors Recalled by Hydro-Gear Due to Crash Hazard

Name of Product: Lawn Tractors Units: About 2,700 Manufacturer: Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership, of Sullivan, Ill. Hazard: A drive gear in the lawn tractor’s hydrostatic transaxle can fail causing brake failure, posing a crash hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: This recall involves Cub Cadet, MTD Gold and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors sold with Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. Cub Cadet […]

John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Powered by Kawasaki Engines

John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Powered by Kawasaki Engines Due to Overheating and Fire Hazards The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name […]

Kubota Recalls Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Kubota Riding Mowers Units: About 6,100 Manufacturer: Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., of Gainesville, Ga. Hazard: The […]

John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Lawn Tractors Units: About 15,500 […]

John Deere Recalls D100 Model Lawn Tractors

Brake Failure Can Cause Loss of Control WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer […]

How to Replace the Fuel Pump on a Kohler Twin Cylinder Small Engine

If you have determined that the fuel pump needs replacing in your lawn mower and it has a Twin Cylinder Kohler Command small engine, then follow these simple steps to learn how to replace it. **Make sure the engine has been cooled before doing this repair** Remove the spark plug wires from the engine Disconnect […]

How to Drain the Fuel from a Honda Lawn Mower Engine

The fuel inside the lawn mower only stays fresh for about 30 days. So if they fuel has been sitting in the gas tank during the off season and you did not add fuel stabilizer in it, then you should drain the fuel and fill it with fresh fuel, otherwise your lawn mower will not […]

Honda Lawn Mower Belt Replacement

Walk-behind lawn mowers requires a belt to operate the rotation of the blade. When this belt wears or breaks then the blade will not work properly. The belt is a very common replacement part on lawn mowers and it should be checked regularly to make sure it does not need to be replaced. Follow these […]

Spark Plug Replacement on Briggs & Stratton Small Engine

Replacing the spark plug on your lawn mower or other outdoor power equipment is an important maintenance step to keep your equipment running efficiently. It’s a very inexpensive repair and can be done very easily. Follow these simple steps to replace the spark plug on a Briggs & Stratton small engine. **Make sure the engine […]

Husqvarna Recalls TuffTorq Yard Tractors Due to Loss of Braking Ability

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Husqvarna Yard Tractors with TuffTorq K46LD Transaxle Units: About 1,600 Manufacturer: Husqvarna Professional […]

How to Replace a Carburetor on a Honda Small Engine

If you have determined that your lawn mower with a Honda small engine or other outdoor power product is in need of a new carburetor, follow these easy steps on how to replace it: **Make sure the engine has been cooled before doing this repair** Unplug the spark plug wire Turn the fuel valve to […]

How to Replace the Governor Spring on Honda Small Engine

If you need to replace the governor spring on a lawn mower that has Honda small engine, follow these simple steps: **Make sure the engine and lawn mower has cooled down before doing this repair** Remove  the spark plug wire Turn the fuel valve to the off position Remove the old governor spring (if still […]

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