Starter Fluid and mower
I have a Sears gas push mower about ten years old. It was advertised as a one pull start B&S about 6 hp. I got it new and it never started on the first pull. In fact, it was so hard to start that I always sprayed Starter Fluid in it. Took it back, and it was returned but no change. The next year I took it back, but again was no better. This time I told the Sears repair shop to start it, but they had no better luck.
So the second time they changed the carb out, which seemed to be the problem. I did smell the inside of the shop which made one sympathize with the poor guys doing the work.
My question is, how much damage to the engine would spraying starter fluid for two years do? The cord broke and that seems a cheap repair, but I'd like to get an idea of how long the mower might last.