Was mowing the lawn, and somehow the bars sunk into the blade path, killing the mower. Blade was not damaged in any way. Found the screw-lock that was supposed to hold the steel bar in place and realized it was rusted and worn. Inserted into the slot and duct-taped it tight (made sure it wouldnt budge) and in the process i decided to lock up the right side too… but with zip ties (we lost the screw-lock years ago).
After that, it wouldnt start. This mower is pretty stubborn where it would only start if the gas was in at least 30 minutes prior to use (we just fill it after every use and it will run on the 2nd pull; about a week or more between cuts).
6 years at most, still pretty good.
Any ideas on why it wouldnt run?