675 Torque 190 cc 21″ Push Lawn Mower (CA) ()

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You would have to remove the engine cover, then unbolt the few screws that hold the starter/recoil unit above the flywheel. Then remove it and see exactly what the problem is. This is a fairly easy process and things are much clearer with the plastic covers out of the way.

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A typical cause for this is that the engine flywheel brake (the bar you hold down on the handle that stops the engine when released) is engaged. Be sure to bring the bar down all the way to the handle before pulling. This can also happen if your mower blade is dragging in grass or clogged with grass clippings.
There are two very common causes for a lawn mower pull cord not catching. These include: Broken or Worn Pawls, or a. Damaged Pulley.
The traction control cable might be broken or misadjusted. Check the traction control cable to determine if it moves freely. If the control cable does not move freely, try squirting a small amount of oil into the end of the cable to lubricate it. If lubricating the traction control cable is not effective, replace it.
You Lose Power in the Middle of Mowing:

Here`s why this happens and what you can do: Dirty Air Filter on Your Lawn Mower: Clean or replace. Dirty Spark Plug: Clean or replace. Build Up of Clippings & Debris: Clean underside of your lawn mower deck as noted above.

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917.374050 wont start – Craftsman 675 Torque 190 cc 21" Push Lawn Mower (CA) ()
ANSWER : First check for spark if you do take off the air filter and spray some carb cleaner of starting fluid in the carb and try it if it fires then clean out the carb

Craftman push mower wont pull rope out – Craftsman 675 Torque 190 cc 21" Push Lawn Mower (CA) ()
ANSWER : You would have to remove the engine cover, then unbolt the few screws that hold the starter/recoil unit above the flywheel. Then remove it and see exactly what the problem is. This is a fairly easy process and things are much clearer with the plastic covers out of the way.

What has to be done if I tipped my mower and possible oil in the upper part of the engine ?
ANSWER : Pull the spark plug out, pull the engine through about 5 or 6 times. This should blow out most of the oil. Then squirt about a teaspoon of gas in the plug hole put the plug back in an tighten.and try it it should go . Good luck .

What type of oil for 17.5 42 500 cc – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : I use straight 30wt.

Blade doesn’t turn and when i try to pull the cord it wont even move
ANSWER : Is it possible that you had the mower on it`s side to long and the cylinder filled with oil?. If so remove the spark plug and turn the engine a number of times or blow it out with compressed air. Stephen.

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!!!

MY POULAN PRO 6.5 WONT START….nEED TO REPLACE SPARL PLUG BUT DO NOT KNOW ‘right one”..
ANSWER : Take the old plug out, any auto store should be able to match it up.

Gary

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.