How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 43329
Experience:  Service manager and technician for all brands of engines with 40 + years of experience.
30244710
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
Curtis B. is online now

Mower starts then cuts out, when running its hunting.

This answer was rated:

Mower starts then cuts out , when running its hunting.
JA: What's the brand and model of your lawn mower? How old is it?
Customer: Viking
JA: How long has this been going on with your Viking lawn mower? What have you tried so far?
Customer: this a new problem , usually starts quickly
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no

Engine make and model? Single cylinder Briggs? Hunting is a sign of too little fuel getting to the cylinder. Can be caused by plugged fuel filter, water in the carburetor bowl, or needle valve and float sticking.

Change the fuel filter, drain the carburetor, and check the float and needle. Thanks.
Curtis B. and other Small Engine Specialists are ready to help you