Why is my lawn mower not moving forward?

A blocked fuel filter can keep gasoline from flowing to your mower’s engine in adequate supply, resulting in a lawn mower that isn’t drivable. Damaged or clogged air filters also can prevent your lawn mower from going forward or in reverse simply because the engine will overheat quickly.

How do I adjust the speed on my Craftsman lawn mower?

A single lever near the back right wheel allows you to adjust the height of all four wheels at once. If you don’t have a self-propelled Craftsman mower, hold your hands firmly on the handlebars and walk faster to speed up, or walk slower to slow down.

How do I change the settings on my lawnmower?

Pull the height adjustment lever outward toward the wheel on an electric mower. Move the lever to a higher number to the rear of the deck for a longer cutting height. Adjust the lever to the front of the deck to a lower number for a shorter cutting height.

What controls the speed of a lawn mower?

The governor system is like a cruise control system. It maintains the speed of your lawn mower or outdoor power products. When Briggs & Stratton governors are adjusted properly, they keep your speed steady regardless of engine load – the amount of work the engine must perform.

What is a hydrostatic transmission on a riding lawn mower?

A hydrostatic transmission works like an automatic transmission, but uses fluid rather than belts to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. This transmission offers a smoother ride, requires less maintenance and lasts longer.

Can you slow down a self propelled mower?

The drive-clutch lever needs to be pushed forward to propel the mower. The speed of the mower can be adjusted by moving the drive-clutch lever slowly.

How do you adjust the height on a Craftsman lawn mower?

How to Adjust the Height on a Sears Craftsman Mower

  1. Locate the adjuster on one wheel.
  2. Move the lever from the notch it’s in by pulling the lever toward the wheel.
  3. Repeat this process for the other three wheels.
  4. Double-check that all four wheels have been set at the same height after you’ve finished adjusting them.

What happens if you mow too fast?

Mowing too fast can cause clippings to stop efficiently flowing through the cutting deck. “Once clippings stop flowing evenly through the deck, cut quality typically suffers as the clogged deck produces less vacuum effect and blade tip speed slows,” Walters says.