Difficulty starting the engine on the Grasshopper MidMount 225V

Hi Guys,

My Grashopper MidMount 200 series has just turned a year old and I’ve never had any major issues with it – until the engine became difficult to start last week. Now it’s impossible to get it to start. Can someone help me find a resolution?


Hello Jim,

You mentioned that you mower has just become one year old, so I would suggest inspecting the spark plug and replacing it. Faulty spark plugs are generally the most common reason for engine problems and ideally must be replaced every year. I would recommend checking your engine manual to become familiar with the maintenance schedule.