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Disconnect fuel line from carb. No fuel, filter or etc. FOLLOW THE LINE. Check the vent in fuel cap. Or something in bottom of tank or line.
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Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
This could be due to a number of reasons, such as a fuel filter that is clogged, a faulty fuel pump, or a blocked fuel line. Other issues include a faulty carburetor, a misaligned float, or a worn gasket.
When your lawn mower won`t start, chances are it is not getting gas to the spark plug. Common causes include a dirty air filter, spark plug, and carburetor. To fix these issues, replace the fuel filter, clean the carburetor and spark plug, and replace the fuel if it is old as illustrated below.
To check fuel delivery, remove the fuel line where it enters the carburetor and use a length of rubber hose to direct the flow into bottle or similar container. Fuel should pulse out in strong spurts if your engine is equipped with a mechanical fuel pump (electric fuel pumps are more of a steady stream).
The fuel is drawn into the carburetor by the vacuum created on the downstroke of the piston. As air accelerates through the Venturi, it creates a low pressure area and velocity of the intake air increases. This rapid acceleration causes the air and fuel to mix and vaporize.
Weak or Corroded Fuel Pump
If the fuel pump in your car goes bad, gas won`t be able to flow from the tank to the engine, and it simply won`t be able to run on its own. So we`ll simply recommend that you have the pump replaced.
One of the most common reasons for a fuel tank not filling up is because of a clogged EVAP system. Due to ill-maintenance of the car, debris and dirt can build up in the compartments or hoses of an EVAP system. Therefore, the EVAP gets clogged, unable to trap further fuel vapours.
If the tank is below the level of carburetor, a lift pump is provided in between the tank and the carburetor for forcing fuel from tank to the carburetor of the engine. The fuel comes from fuel tank to sediment bowl and then to the lift pump.
The symptoms that indicate a bad solenoid on a riding mower are difficulty starting the engine, engine stalls or shuts off suddenly, reduced engine power and performance. Moreover, it would also go through a decrease in fuel efficiency, and an unsteadiness in idling, lastly, the engine cranks but doesn`t start.
A working pump will squirt fuel into the carburetor. However, if no fuel appears, then verify the tank has gas and check both the fuel line and fuel filter for blockages. Inspect the fuel pump visually. If fuel is dripping, the diaphragm is faulty and you need a new pump.
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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?
Sounds like your coil went bad
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?
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
What type of oil for 17.5 42 500 cc – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
I use straight 30wt.
Gas leaking in to oil – Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor
Most likely you have a carb issue. Remove the carb(s) and supply fuel to them, when level, and see which is leaking. Drain and replace the oil, as it will be unable to lube properly.
Craftsman riding mower lt-1000 leaks gas – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
Need to fix that. it may be a fire hazard.
Model # 917.270810 craftsman riding mower…. Is there a way to check the trany fluid or is the trany just bad…..and when i push in the clutch/brake it doen not stot its a slow stop….what could this be also…… Thanks
The brake caliper is frozen up or the brake pad is gone whats going on with the tranny not wanting to move or what
How do i add transmission oil – Ariens Lawn Tractor 46"" Riding Lawn Mower 936053"
Should a plug or cap on top of transaxle.
Craftsman riding mower loose belts need tighting
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