I have Craftsmen 22-inch slef propelled law mower. Model # 917.371940 it turns over strong but will not start. Mower is about a year or two old. Fuel filter plugged? Water in gas?
Also how do change the oil? I could not find drain plug underneath enginer>
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I’d pull the carb bowl off first and see if it has water or other crud in it. there should be an oil drain on the bottom, sometimes they are an allen socket plug which sits fairly flush
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Why Is My Lawnmower Turning Over But Not Starting? If you pull the cord and hear your engine turn over, but your mower is not starting, the most common reasons for this are low fuel, a broken gas valve, or a bad choke fault. A broker spark plug could also be the culprit.
There are several reasons a Craftsman lawnmower may turn over but not start, with the most common ones including the following: Lack of fuel. Dirty air filters. Electrical issues in the ignition system or the starter motor.
If your lawnmower is starting and then stalling, the most likely issue is the carburetor. The most common issue is that the carburetor is dirty. Here`s what you need to know about how a dirty carburetor can cause a lawnmower to start, then stall out and die.
Disconnected, dirty or fouled spark plugs are common causes for engines that won`t start. For small engines, spark plugs typically need to be replaced every season or after 25 hours of use. You should also check to make sure the spark plug gap is set correctly.
There may be old or bad fuel in the carburetor float bowl. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and make the engine hard to start. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner.
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My Z5426 won’t start. When I pull out the choke and turn the key, gas starts leaking out of the exhaust system just before it gets to the muffler. Last time it did start, it ran really rough. So, I turn off the engine and then tried to restart and that’s when I noticed the fuel leak.
Maybe bad fuel, fuel line leaking, flooding of the carburetor, since it did start and ran rough I am assuming that the gas was left set and more then likely this gummed up the carburetor, you will have to clean/rebuild it. If you have a can of carburetor clean you may be able to spray that into there and clean it up, I would not choke it to start it as it sounds like it got/is flooded/ing. Good Luck Tim
Engineer starts, and stop – Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower
Clean fuel system
carburetor main jet, float bowl
check cable/linkage adjustments
Exmark 44 Mower bogs down going forward
When you say ‘going forwaed’, is that while mowing or does it do it without the blades engaged or ‘not mowing’?
No press on pressure washer
My p.t.o. wont start my blades the engine runs but the blades wont start when i pull up the p.t.o on
Belt needs tightening or its brocken.Check first.
Wont start no ignition put new plug in and fuel filter
Flush gas tank, fill with fresh gas and Stabil. Replace air filter. Remove bowl from carb clean bowl and holes in bowl screw.
The oil pressure light comes on when i idle down the engine and one time it shut down and would not start back i let it sit for several hours and it started back and is running fine but the oil light still comes on when i idle it down
So, tell me have you checked your oil level? that would be the first thing to do then check your oil pressure switch and /connections
My mantis tiller with a honda gx22 engine starts then shuts off after approx. 30 sec.
If your unit has a primer bulb, start your engine . When it starts to die push your primer, if the engine comes back to life you have a carb issue.