Why is my lawn aerator engine cutting out?

I have a Honda GX120 4hp locomotive on my lawn aerator that I use. I can get the engine running, but for some reason, whenever I deploy the tines and pull the trigger to make the machine go, it cuts out after four or five seconds. This is on a neck surface. I changed the oil for the first time the day before and I wonder if maybe it is related to it cutting out. There is full gasoline as well. Any thoughts would be accommodating!

Mechanism is trying to run too lean, ( it is not getting enough gas). Could be contamination/water in the carb bowl. cut apart the fastener on the bottom of the bowl and remove it. Watch for water/dirt when lowering the bowl.

If the unit has been sitting for some at all times- goo can accumulate in the small carb or-fices especially if you use ethanol gas.

Evidently the load of turning the aerator is too much for the engine
to handle under normal load. Problem the motor is not developing
enough horsepower to whack the tines because of the bleed off of
compression in the cylinders, Your rings might be bad or the oil
pump is not pumping enough oil to seal cylinder surfaces
airtight so compression is leaking out through the valves or
the oil crankcase.

Appliance is trying to run too lean, ( it is not getting enough gas). Could be contamination/water in the carb bowl. unbuckle the fastener on the bottom of the bowl and remove it. Watch for water/dirt when lowering the bowl.

If the unit has been sitting for some values bright and early- goo can accumulate in the small carb or-fices especially if you use ethanol gas.

Helen Yemm on hollow tine aerators, rosemary, and moss

Your husband is right – in a way. The plugs will gradually break down (and after a dry day or two can be easily foot-scuffed to virtual oblivion) and any untidy remnants will in all probability be picked up with the next mow. Either way, most of the plug soil will either vanish back into the turf (and down the holes) or will end up in the compost bin with the lawn clippings: no bad thing.

However, looking at future hollow tine forays, there are two other options that would provide the husband with lots to do as well as further improving the lawn’s drainage . In the autumn (since it is a bit late for this now), once he has punctured the lawn with the aerator, in the interests of neat and tidiness (clearly a subject close to your heart) the plugs can be swept up and go straight in the compost.

Following this, a commercial sandy turf dressing could be applied to the entire lawn, something that will definitely be beneficial.  Or (hey-ho, even more work) the plugs could be swept up, put in a barrow and smashed up a bit, an equal quantity of horticultural sand added, and the mixture put through a garden sieve before being returned to the lawn surface as a home-made turf dressing.  Meanwhile (I sense you are on a bit of a mission here), has your husband any plans to feed his lawns? Neaten the edges?

Imperials in peril

Many of the Fritillaria imperialis in my garden are shooting up – annoyingly “blind”. They were properly planted, on their sides, eight inches deep in sandy, well-drained soil, and I give them bonemeal in autumn and early spring and spread farmyard manure as a winter mulch. How do I solve the problem?  he picture with your email told the whole sorry story: masses of shiny, healthy green foliage and barely a flower in sight. From what you say, it sounds – and looks – as though these fussy plants are getting too much leaf-inducing nitrogen (from the horse manure), and not enough of the nutrient that would encourage flowers – potash.

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