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Question DetailsAsked on 7/12/2016

Who can repair an old, old power push lawnmower in Washington DC? I ran it once without the oil mixed into the gas

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Mower and Power Tool Repair would be your Search the List category for a repair shop.

Sounds like maybe you have maybe a Tecumseh 2 cycle motor, huh ? If it was still running OK you could just try draining out all the gas (to reuse with oil mixed in right proportion next time you mix up a gas can full, if not full of rust and water at the bottom) and put in new gas with correct oil mix - might not have damaged it too much, though would certainly have worn the bore and bearings more than usual.

if it got real hot and smoked the bearings, it quit running while in use, or froze up so it will not turnn over - unless a large mower (24" or bigger) probably cheaper to just get a new one at Walmart or such place for about $125 in early spring or $150 range in summer for 20" Murray mower with 5.5 HP or so Briggs and Stratton 4 cycle (no oil to add to gas) engine, or about $75 more for 22 inch self-propelled. My 20" Murrays last about 20-25 years with zero maintenance except oil changes, blade sharpening, and one mid-life plug replacement sometimes, before they die of old age wear and tear and rust. Probably going to be about as cheap or likely cheaper than getting your motor replaced on old one, plus you get a whole new mower out of the deal and no surprises on the total repair cost.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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