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My lawn mower sputters when started and soon cuts off. I figure it’s the air filter. But I can’t find the filter to clean it
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It is behind the cover hooked to the carburetor.

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All gas-powered riding lawn mowers have oil filters, but most walk-behinds don`t. So if you own one of the latter, you`re probably off the hook, although you`ll still need to change the oil regularly. Electric mowers don`t need engine oil or filters. It`s fast and easy to change the oil filter in your lawn mower.
In most homes, you`ll find your air filter housing located right next to your heating or cooling system`s air handler. This is a large metal box with a fan motor and fan inside it. Most air handlers are installed in the basement, attic, or utility closet.

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Craftsman riding mower lt-1000 leaks gas – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Need to fix that. it may be a fire hazard.

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ANSWER : I use straight 30wt.

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My 42 in Craftsman Tractor will not start. It normally runs great. I went to start it the other day and it ran for about 5 seconds before shutting down. It felt like it was getting no fuel. Any Suggestions?
ANSWER : Try and run it with the gas cap loose the vent could be plugged also see if it cuts out while keeping you foot on the brake and its just a bad safety switch shutting it off

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I have a Crafstman Riding mower model #917.273643. That ran fine one second, I shut it off for five minutes. When I went to start it back up it wouldn’t start. Cranks fine, checked the wires, fuse, and spark plug. The plug was dirty so I cleaned it. But I am not getting any spark. I bought a new plug still no spark. I also checked the plug on another motor and I had spark so the plug wasn’t bad. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this or what may be wrong?
ANSWER : Sounds like your coil went bad

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Where is the air filter located on a lawn mower
ANSWER : If the engine has a plastic cover, remove it.On top of the carburetor will be the air filter, usually it is enclosed in a metal container with a single long screw going into the middle of it. remove the screw and the filter will come right off for cleaning/replacement.

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Lawn mower cranck but wont start…
ANSWER : Since you already checked for spark and air I would drain all the fuel out of it and check that fuel for water. Over time some lawn mowers end up with contaminated fuel. You can see the water sitting on the bottom of the fuel if you let it stand for a bit in a small plastic bowl.

Be sure to empty and dry out you fuel can as well. Especially if the mower stopped running right after a refuel. Which is a good sign your gas can is contaminated too.

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I have a 1987 craftsman riding 17 horse mower. I
ANSWER : Smoke is fine as long as you keep adding oil!!! Rings are worn,,,

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I have trouble starting a toro walk behind mower
ANSWER : All, I thought my carb was shot, so I replaced it. Still, start but no run (and had to use starting fluid). THEN!!! I noticed the spring to the “rev limiter” (just below and towards rear of carb) was not “tight”. The stupid bracket that holds the end of that spring had been bent down ~1/16″ and that caused all this heartache. CHECK YOUR REV LIMITER!!!

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