We hadn't used our lawn mower for a few years, since we'd had a service cutting the lawn, so my wife thought we should sell it. But first... could we still get it started? Because... how much money can you get for a mower that won't start.
So in Autumn I tried. No.
I got a new spark plug and tried again. No.
A handyman recommended changing the air filter. Marsha obtained one.
So today I went out to the garden shed, pulled out the mower, and put in the new filter. Then I pulled the cord.
Out from the engine leaped a very startled mouse, an arc of brown and white fur, which scampered under a bush.
And, no, the mower didn't start.
I was not knowing
my gizmo for mowing
was also a house
for a mouse.
I wonder whether the reason the engine won't fire
possibly involves some chewed-through wire?