Q: I forgot to drain the fuel out of my machine at the end of last year and now it won’t start. What can I do?
A: This is a very common problem with seasonal equipment. You have a couple of options – you can bring it to Weingartz and we would be happy to help you by cleaning out the carburetor, draining the fuel and doing all of the maintenance necessary to get going for the mowing season. If you would like to try it yourself, you can first try to run a spray fuel reconditioner into the engine (we sell a great product called SeaFoam) to see if that will work. If there hasn’t been a lot of fuel breakdown, you have a good chance of this solving the problem. If it doesn’t, you are in for a little more difficult project. You’ll need to tune up the carburetor – replacing some intricate little parts. Weingartz stocks carburetor kits for most models; you can pick up a kit, rebuild the carburetor and drain the fuel system yourself.