This article covers the soft fixes of your petrol rotavator if it starts smoking.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Black smoke is almost always caused because of a dirty air filter.
- Please check to see if the air filter is dirty, if this is the case, please clean.
Checking and Cleaning the Air Filter:
- Please check the air filter is clear of any dirt or debris.
- A clean sponge air filter would be either grey or yellow.
- If you have a sponge air filter which is dirty, you may clean the air filter using warm soapy water.
- To remove the air filter, unclip the filter cover on the side of your engine.
- Some models may use a securing screw which can be removed by hand or using a screwdriver.
- Please ensure you leave the filter to fully air dry before reinstalling.
Other Coloured Smoke
- Other coloured smoke can be caused by oil levels, spilt/leaked oil on the engine or a dirty oil filter.
- Check and confirm the lawnmower has the correct amount of SAE30 oil by checking oil level is between the minimum and maximum marks on the dipstick.
- Has the machine been tilted? This often causes oil to run onto the engine, in turn, causing smoke.
- Please ensure that the air filter is not soiled and clean the air filter if dirty.