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How do I know if my lawn mower spark plug is bad?

Dennis WaldenSep 13, 2021

Here's How to Know if a Lawn Mower Spark Plug is Bad

  1. You can't get the engine to fire up at all.
  2. You have to tug extra hard for longer than usual on the rewind.
  3. Your lawn mower loses power while moving.
  4. The gas runs out quicker than it used to.

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Keeping this in consideration, how do you test a lawn mower spark plug with a multimeter?

People also ask, how do you check a spark plug for spark? Test with a spark plug tester
  1. Attach a spark plug tester to the ignition wire. At the other end, the tester connects to the spark plug as it sits in your engine.
  2. Turn the ignition ON.
  3. Start the engine, or simply turn it over if it won't start, and watch the transparent sides of the tester.

Considering this, how do you check a spark plug without a tester?

Can a lawn mower start without a spark plug?

When the spark plug doesn't fire or fires intermittently, your lawn mower engine won't start, or if it does start, it will stall. The plug is an electrical device that gets its power from an induction coil connected to the engine flywheel and ignites the fuel in the combustion chamber.

Can you use a multimeter to test a spark plug?

An Ohm meter, which is part of a multimeter, can only check a spark plug for a short circuit or a breakdown of insulation resistance. A good spark plug should show an open circuit between the center electrode and the tip. ... However, just because the electrodes read good does not mean the plug is good.

What resistance should a spark plug have?

To help assure reliable and trouble free operations, Tempest recommends replacing spark plugs in service having a resistance value of more than 5000 ohms (5k ohms) or less than 500 (0.5k ohms). For new plugs, we recommend 4000 ohms as the maximum acceptable value.

How do I know if my spark plugs need changing?

What symptoms may indicate my vehicle's spark plugs need replacing?
  1. Rattling, pinging or “knock”-like noises. When spark plugs begin to misfire, you may notice unusual noises from the force of the pistons and combustion not working properly. ...
  2. Hard vehicle start. ...
  3. Reduced performance. ...
  4. Poor fuel economy.
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About The Author

Dennis Walden

Dennis owns a small farm and loves to grill since his early childhood. He’s a professional cook, but hiking and enjoying the great outdoors is his no less favorite part of life.