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Model and serial numbers and the manufacture date are located on a white label above the rear handle. The second through fifth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date. The second character is the month with A= January, B= February, C = March, etc.
The magneto is a self-contained generator of high voltage that provides ignition to an engine through spark plugs. A magnet—hence magneto—spins in close proximity to a coil of wire. As the magnet spins (or the magnet rotor is turned), it generates a strong magnetic force that is “held back” by a primary coil.
Most serial numbers are stamped in the motor housing or crankcase to the left or right of the muffler looking down from the top on a flat surface. They will in most cases be 9 digits long and begin with the number 1, 2 or 5.
They are typically labeled L (low speed jet), H (high speed jet), and I (idler jet). Your saw may be labeled differently (in the photos in the Gallery below, the idler jet is labeled “S”), but you`ll have three screws that correspond to these descriptions.
Your chain saw bar may have the information you are looking for stamped right into it. It can usually be found near the back of the bar, where it mounts to the saw. For instance, in the example on the right, the chain is 3/8” pitch and . 050” gauge with 72 drive links.
To find a chain replacement, you`ll need to figure out two numbers: Pitch: the distance between the chain`s drive links. Gauge: the width of the groove where the chain fits into the bar.
Model Number Marking. Craftsman tools began carrying model number markings sometime between 1968 and 1970, based on observations of ratchets with patent pending markings. For simplicity we will use dates up to 1969 for tools without model numbers, and dates 1970 or later for tools with model numbers.

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I have a Craftsman 2.5 Turbo 18″ chainsaw. Yesterday it would start and run briefly and the die. I changed the sparkplug and cleaned the air filter and now the saw will not start. The plug is generating a good spark. What else should I be checking.
ANSWER : Seeing a lot of fuel line problems due to ethanol. Make sure your fuel lines and primer lines are in tact. If the fuel line has broken, you may also need to clean out the inlet screen in the carburetor which can also become clogged.

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How do i set the gov. on a craftsman LT1000 riding mower the motor model is 917-271652 ?
ANSWER : If there is a governor, it is most likely part of the engine. You will need the engine model number to look that up.

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How can I get the belts on? – Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor
ANSWER : Lots of sweat and foul words sometimes even a lot of blood . Water Filters Lawn Garden Appliance Parts

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Craftsman 16″what is the starting carb adj
ANSWER : Gently turn both carb screws in all the way. Then turn each out one turn. The fast screw is marked with an H and the slow is marked with an L.

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Craftsman Chainsaw will not start
ANSWER : It’s your ignition, which you can take that stuff apart on the left hand side of the saw under the recoil. I have 2 of these, & you can get the parts. Maybe its just the magneto gap adjustment, which is like a business card or newspaper width gap. I would check that first. Hope this helps you, Rick

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Craftsman riding mower loose belts need tighting
ANSWER : Http://www.disruptit.com/manuals/L0403195.pdf

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My 18 ” craftsman chainsaw will not oil the chain.
ANSWER : Take the bar off and clean the grove out with something like a small flat blade screwdriver.Make sure its open where it bolts on.It gets its oil through the bolt holes.If you have a way to blow the dirt out it helps.You can try running the saw without the bar on to see if its putting out any oil.If not you will have to get to the oil pump to see if its not bad.

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I believe I have a 18hp B&S engine, and the magneto has gone bad twice…It seems to only last about a month, any ideas?
ANSWER : Well hard to say without seeing it, but did you leave about 0.010″ gap between the flywheel and the magneto? Or have you been turning over the engine with out the spark plug wire being hooked up to the spark plug?

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