What are some tips for fixing an MTD riding mower?


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Tips for fixing an MTD riding mower include troubleshooting the exact problem, figuring out what part must be replaced, removing the broken part and installing the new part. Common symptoms include an engine that smokes or won't start, excess vibrations and hindered reverse-cutting.

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A smoking engine on an MTD riding mower could be the result of an overfilled engine. Check the oil level and siphon, if necessary. Another cause of a smoking engine is a vacuum leak in the crankcase. Check to make sure the dipstick is seated correctly and is not broken. A vacuum leak could also be the result of a defective engine breather.

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