Troy Bilt 21″ Lawn Mower 6.5 Briggs and Stratton Broken Craigslist Find – Part I — April 23, 2013



Another Troy Bilt 21″ found on Craigslist, I like these little resale red in color push mowers. The owner said it would not start anymore and had bought a new Troy Bilt. It is mulch or bag no side shoot he had for it. It has the great 6.5 HP Briggs and Stratton engine with the Z-Start primer bulb. First look the air filter it’s not dirty; the oil is clean but overfilled. The blade, cables, wheels all is good on this. It has compression 3rd try finally got it to start but cut right off. See Part II cleaning the Carburetor:


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18 thoughts on “Troy Bilt 21″ Lawn Mower 6.5 Briggs and Stratton Broken Craigslist Find – Part I — April 23, 2013

  1. Hi Donb1183, thanks for viewing. Yes for this lawn mower had 4 parts, those links are in the bottom of each description Part II in this one will show the carburetor cleaning. Here also is the title of the startup. "Troy Bilt 21" Lawn Mower First Cold Start after Carburetor Cleaning – Part III". That can be searched in YouTube, great running lawn mower. Also on my channel I have complete lawn mower playlists Lawn Mowers & Various Small Engines, 98 videos so far. Thanks and take care.

  2. Hi Barsczey, thanks for viewing. You’re exactly right there is a Part II link in the description that will show the Carburetor Cleaning. This lawn mower had 4 parts, those links are in the bottom of each description as you go through also on my Mountainbikekayak channel I have complete Lawn Mower Playlists Lawn Mowers & Various Small Engines, 101 videos so far. This Troy Bilt ran great afterwards. Thanks and take care.

  3. i have a Troy Built that won't start..if i take the spark plug out and spray some starting fluid inside it will run for about 5 secs then shut off..any ideas??

  4. MBK , I have a TroyBilt 21" 190 cc push mower that I bought at a yard sale for 5.00 , looks like new , owner said that it just needed a tune up , but seems to be a little more than that, when I got it the muffler was off , and the lever that went to the governor was unhooked , being unfamiliar with this type of setup on the governor, I just fely my way under there and hooked it up by feel , unsure if it is correct. breather is dirty , took cover off and left it open and it fired a little , but will not run, have not taken plug back out to see if carb cleaner may cause it to try to run, but I guess that might be my next attempt. I am afraid that it might be/need More than just a tune-op. I appreciate your videos , just found you Saturday , your small engine stuff is very informative. Oh yeah , this mower has No primer or throttle control either. I guess that is the hardest thing for me to get my head around with these [New] engines. :-/

  5. I have a Troy Built. When I start it it has no power just barely keeps running. When it warms up in about 5 minutes it runs great. Does anyone know what the problem is with it?

  6. I have the Troy Bilt Lawn Mower just like the one above except mine has an electric starter. It has been dormant for about two years and I tried to start with the pull cord and it is hard to pull. What can I do to get it to loosen up enough to start.

  7. I'm a woman trying to repair my mower which is this model. the video is not helpful because he doesn't show WHAT or HOW ?

  8. I got one just like this, 2010 model, pan rotted completely away, electric start, rear self propelled, 6.75 Briggs, starts first pull and runs like a sowing machine, hoping to buy it off the client, it's really rotten and I want the engine.

  9. Drop the bowl on the carburetor. Somebody just gave me one and I couldn't get it started I dropped the bowl on the carburetor and clean the fuel jet and it started right up. It's a good idea to drain the old fuel as well , ethanol attracts water and goes bad fast .

  10. I need help and I think I broke my lawnmower and here is my question If you did put the cord on your lawn mower put forgot to push down lever and the motor makes a clunk sound can it still start and I pulled the cord a lot of times and I don't know what to do and it started but now it was having a lot of black smoke with it and it's a craftman self pusher

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