r/lawnmowers Jan 22 '22

I have 0 mechanical aptitude and I am wanting to get a lawn mower restored, any advice?

My father inlaw gave me his old Scott Bonnar lawn mower and I'm wanting to get it up & running. If it hasn't started in a few years, what steps would I need to take to get her going? Drain old fuel, new oil?

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u/Exact-Diver-6076 Jan 22 '22

Don't spend a lot of time on the carburetor.

If it doesn't start with a couple pulls with fresh gas and start-up spray down the barrel, replace it.