Nice to have a decent bit weather and get outside. A couple of things have confused me this year, the mower started (ride on petrol) without having a flat battery or needing the carburetta stripped down. To compound the issue my petrol strimmer started after a couple of pulls and did not need me to dismantle the head and rewind the cord. Has anyone else experience this strang phenomena.
Don't worry about it, things will soon return to normal, the mower gearbox will explode in spectacular manner showering the lawn with metal fragments and the pull cord on the strimmer will snap just when you least expect it.
Well that's what happened to me last year somebody else’s turn for the bad karma.
Funny you should say this but my mower started first pull last week after being in the garage all winter, and my Petrol strimmer started after a couple of pulls as well just like yours. The weirdest thing is I managed to start it a second time (something which is not always possible) after changing to the hedge cutter head. Wonders will never cease.
Same thing today. Mower first pull, strimmer 2nd pull. Fingers crossed things will continue!!
More than likely the mower won't start first time next time. I usually take of the air filter then wiggle the little spring loaded bits underneath it then it usually starts. The Strimmer has a mind of its own. I always get it started first time according the the instructions but starting it a second time is a lottery. Its got to be a knack. I mentioned it to the chap who removed a Sumach tree for me and he had no trouble in getting it going.
I had to have the Sumach tree removed as although it was a lovely tree the underground suckers were spreading up to 20 feet across the garden and throwing up baby trees everywhere. Even after it was cut down and I drilled the stump it took 3 years of pouring in concentrated Roundup Stump killer before the suckers stopped throwing up shoots. Only had a couple last year so hopefully its all done now.