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Start Your Cub Cadet Mower After Winter Storage

Updated: Apr 25

Starting A Cub Cadet Lawnmower That Won't Start

Well of course my wife wanted to cut the grass for the first time this year and the lawnmower would not start. I got to thinking maybe I left gas in the carburetor from last year. But no I remember running it out last fall. And then it hit me. If the last thing I did was run the gas out this past fall. The first thing this spring is the carburetor needs to be primed with a shot of fuel directly into the carburetor to get the engine running. This is how I did it.

How To Prime Your Lawnmower Carburetor After Winter Storage

First thing you are going to do is lift the hood of your Cub Cadet Lawnmower. Mine is a 2014 model with a Kohler engine, so it may differ from yours. And I might add that this engine has been great. Locate the air filter housing flap and lift it up.

Underneath the Air Filter Housing flap you will find the Air Filter. Holding the Air Filter in place is a wire clamp. Be careful and push the wire clamp down on side facing the steering wheel. It will be stiff. This would be a great time to clean or replace your Cub Cadet Air Filter.

Grab the top of the Air Filter and pull straight up. This Air Filter Should be snug but not tight. When pulling kind of wobble it from side to side and it should ease on out.

After you have the Cub Cadet Air Filter removed, locate the two holes inside the housing. At this time pour a container of about 3 ounces of gasoline into these holes. Or option two spray a shot of ether in them. Most people do not have ether spray. After pouring make sure to reinstall the Air Filter and secure it with the metal clamp. If this is not done it is possible that there could be a backfire. Now give your Lawnmower a crank. It may take a couple attempts before it starts. Let it idle and it will start to smooth out when the engine starts warming up.

There you have it. How to start your Lawnmower for the first time after winter storage. As you can see it is really a simple task and almost anyone ca do it. On a difficulty scale of one to ten, I would give it a one. Check out my blog for other projects and information www.top5toolstouse.com

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