r was on blacktop road when this happened. What could it be?
21 Hp 42″ Deck, Ys 4500 Lawn Tractor

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Ooooh, sounds bad. Can you turn the engine by hand? If not, engine is seized. Can you turn it freely a little and then it hits a hard stop? Then the connecting rod is broken. The good news is a seized engine is not guaranteed to be a death sentence for the engine. There are ways to free it, then inspect for damage. The connecting rod, may have done damage to the block or not, depends on where it failed. The connecting rod requires disassembly of the engine to fix. How was your oil level when it happened?

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Lawn mower is a craftsman model ys4500 was running fine 10 min ago. Front end started to shake and engine made a god awful noise and died. Mower was on blacktop road when this happened. What could it be?
ANSWER : Ooooh, sounds bad. Can you turn the engine by hand? If not, engine is seized. Can you turn it freely a little and then it hits a hard stop? Then the connecting rod is broken. The good news is a seized engine is not guaranteed to be a death sentence for the engine. There are ways to free it, then inspect for damage. The connecting rod, may have done damage to the block or not, depends on where it failed. The connecting rod requires disassembly of the engine to fix. How was your oil level when it happened?

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!!!

Lawn mower will start and run for 5 seconds and shut down
ANSWER : Will it stay running with your choke on? if so then clean your carb. if not then look for a blockage from tank to carb. ie fuel shut off, deteriorated fuel line. plugged filter etc

I have a Poulan push mower that after mowing in a ditch started making a loud noise and running rough. It almost sounded as if metal was hitting metal. The mower was vibrating more than normal. I checked under the mower and nothing is hitting. After a few times of stopping the mower engine because it sound as if it is going to die down the mower will not start now. The shaft does not appear bent and the blade appears ok. The mower has oil, a good spark plug and a clean air filter. It was running fine until that moment. I did not see anything that I hit but it is possible I hit something in the ditch like a pine cone or branch. What could the problem be and how would I go about fixing it?
ANSWER : If you are sure the oil level is correct then it sounds like it’s about to die, unfortunately. A pine cone shouldn’t cause any damage, but a large branch may do so. Was it smoking before you shut it down? The vibration could be caused from a bent blade. It could also be caused from a part breaking in the motor. I wish I could have given you better news!

Good Luck,

Jim

Mower runs for about 5 min, than dies won’t restart . When cool start up ( craftsman 42 in deck 19.5 hp lawn tractor )
ANSWER : Check for spark when it dies you could have a bad coil

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?
ANSWER : 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?
ANSWER : 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

Wont start no ignition put new plug in and fuel filter
ANSWER : Flush gas tank, fill with fresh gas and Stabil. Replace air filter. Remove bowl from carb clean bowl and holes in bowl screw.