24HP* Kohler V-Twin Zero Turn 54 Riding Mower Non CA

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Hi Neal:
I have a Craftsman that just hates to start after it’s been parked for more than a couple of hours. I’ve resorted to pulling the air filter, squirting in a bit of gas, and it starts right up. It just needs a prime.

I’d suggest that you pull a spark plug and make sure you’re getting a nice hot blue spark at the tip of the plug, and that the plug(s) are not fouled.

One day I’ll get around to installing a bulb (squeeze) primer on my unit. In the meantime, it’s a case of knowing what makes it happy.
Cheerfuls.

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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.
Failure of any mechanical component, a broken hose, or clogged filter will cause tractor hydrostatic transmission problems. But the most common issue will be the oil itself. In the transmission section of your operator`s manual, you`ll find a section that covers oil viscosity.
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Thanks for your question. Yes, this unit #75305, comes equipped with commercial-grade features like a commercial drop pin, canister style air filter, a rubber chute, a full front tubular axle, massive front tires, and a reinforced 10-gauge high strength deck edge with triangle bullnose.
What Type Of Oil For a Lawn Mower? While automotive engine oil, such as 10W-30 or 10W-40, can be used in a lawn mower engine, it is generally recommended that SAE 30 motor oil be used.
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