nd shut the mower down. I have removed all the cable and the blades now turn freely and the the mower will crank but it will not start. Is there a reset button for the engine or do I have more serious problems?
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A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the lawn mower for a long period of time. 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 cause the engine to stall.
A Dirty Carburetor
Can Cause a Lawnmower To Start Then Die
By far, the most common issue that causes a stalled motor is a dirty carburetor. The carburetor on your engine is the thing that draws in air and mixes it with the fuel. Contrary to what the movies might make you think, gasoline itself is not very flammable.
Over time, the metal can weaken as it`s eroded by dirt, sand and other debris from your yard. This can cause the blade to break while you`re mowing, possibly injuring people nearby if pieces of metal fly out of the mower.
As the fuel level drops, a vacuum begins to form in the fuel tank because air can get in to fill the space the consumed fuel occupied. After about 10 or 15 minutes, the vacuum will become strong enough that fuel will stop flowing to the carburetor and the lawnmower will die.
Condensation inside the gas tank is one culprit, but moisture can also enter the system through a loose or ill fitting gas cap. The best solution is to drain the mower`s gas tank and refill it with fresh gasoline. A clogged fuel filter can also cause a mower engine to die.
The most common cause of a mower that runs for thirty minutes and then dies is a faulty armature. A faulty gas cap is the second most likely cause.
If the engine dies when the blades engage, it could be the result of a damaged safety switch. The first step in assessing the safety switch is to make sure it is plugged in securely. The switch is located underneath the seat, and you may have to remove the seat to reach it.
The possible causes of a lawn mower blade spinning but not cutting grass include a damaged or wrongly installed blade, a dull blade, or damaged lawnmower tires. Other possible reasons can be improper tire pressure, a clogged deck, or a broken mower belt.
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Blade removal cannot get blades off
That is because you need to hold the blade(s) still when torquing loose the blade bolts. Some of those are nasty to “crack” loose. But with the proper “6 point” socket (12 point is not recommended at ALL!) and leverage? Piece o’ cake! Also craftsman does make a special tool to lock the blades down to remove them. There are also generic ones for riding type mowers (I’ve seen them at Lowe’s) blade removal. Preventing the crankshaft from spinning is paramount to getting the blades off (Not to mention safe?) It depends on your level of mechanical expertise. Experienced? then you can do it, Not experienced? Go get the special tool to prevent the blades from spinning. Life is so much easier when you got the right tool for the job!
Scag tiger cat wont start
I would put new plugs in change the oil put a new in line gas filter in. After this tune-up check for spark by leaving the plug out on the moter body crank it over if the spark is hot you know its a gas problem also check for any grounding by starting it at night then looking around to the engine to see if its grounding out. Try these simple things. Do not change anything on the moter without doing these things first. Good luck
Hi i having a problem starting my mower it a Craftsman LT2000 18.5 Intek OHV Briggs & St i removed the battery and starter and had them both check both are…
Turnes over slow for 2 or 3 turnes then quick and maybe a start or goes bact to compression on engine
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’?
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
The engine starts and the blades can turn. Both of the belts are on, but the mower will not move in either direction. The blades were raised before going over a tree root. the mower rock back and forth because of the root and the mower stopped
Sounds to me as if you have broken a shear pin in one of the drive pulleys. They are made this way so a shear pin will break instead of doing real damage to the drive train itself.
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.
I would like to replace the mulching blades on my Sears Craftsman riding mower with regular cutting blades. I can find plenty of sources for new mulching blades, but not cutting blades. My mower is a model 917.259541 tractor and the blades currently on it are part #134149. I want to make sure I get the right size to replace them. Also, is there a source for a bagging system for this mower, that won’t cost as much as one from Sears?
The straight blade for the 42 inch mower is 138971.They cut better and are easier to sharpen and you will need them if you use a gass catcher. If you do not want to use sears for parts you may be able to find good deals on ebay.