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Mower runs for a while then shuts down, not a fuel problem intermittent spark issue is it the coil

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If no spark appears, check for broken wires, shorts, grounds or a defective stop switch. Once you have confirmed that the stop switch is working, reconnect the spark plug lead.
There are a number of possible causes for a lifeless mower, but ultimately only two things are required for an engine to start: fuel and a spark. If the engine isn`t getting a spark at the plug or fuel isn`t reaching the engine, your lawn mower is never going to start.
Loss of spark is caused by anything that prevents coil voltage from jumping the electrode gap at the end of the spark plug. This includes worn, fouled or damaged spark plugs, bad plug wires or a cracked distributor cap.
Check/clean/tighten all connections on battery/solenoid/starter/Ignition switch and neg(-) cable to frame or motor. Check to ensure all safety features are working properly and not engaged. Check for an inline fuse, bypass solenoid to see if engine cranks if it does replace solenoid, if no crank replace starter.
Incorrect timing is the most overlooked and misdiagnosed cause of a no-start. Perhaps you automatically think of ignition timing as the position of the crankshaft when the No. 1 plug fires. While this is important, it isn`t the only timing condition that can influence a no-start.
When couples say they no longer feel a “spark,” it may mean that they`re missing the initial feeling of infatuation or that long-term commitment has become challenging. Meeting your partner and falling in love may have felt exciting, new, and intense. You might have felt that it was the only factor in your life.
Spark issues are the most common symptoms of failing stators, known as “Misfiring.” If you haven`t already known, stators are directly responsible for producing the required spark for your spark plug. Once they malfunction, the motorbike will receive insufficient – or worse, zero – sparks.
If there isn`t any spark visible when kicking the engine over, follow these steps: (1) Check the metal cap on top of the spark plug and make sure it is tight. Give it a gentle twist with a pair of pliers if it isn`t. (2) Make sure that the spark plug lead wire is solidly connected to the spark plug cap.
Spark issues are the most common symptoms of failing stators, known as “Misfiring.” If you haven`t already known, stators are directly responsible for producing the required spark for your spark plug. Once they malfunction, the motorbike will receive insufficient – or worse, zero – sparks.

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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

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What type of oil for 17.5 42 500 cc – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : I use straight 30wt.

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Craftsman riding mower lt-1000 leaks gas – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Need to fix that. it may be a fire hazard.

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Craftsman lt 1000 dies when i try to engage the mower deck
ANSWER : Hello,Check the seat switch. If it is out of alignment/loose, the machine logic thinks that the operator is not present (on the seat), and will die.Best regards, –W/D–

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Model # 917.270810 craftsman riding mower…. Is there a way to check the trany fluid or is the trany just bad…..and when i push in the clutch/brake it doen not stot its a slow stop….what could this be also…… Thanks
ANSWER : The brake caliper is frozen up or the brake pad is gone whats going on with the tranny not wanting to move or what

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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…
ANSWER : Turnes over slow for 2 or 3 turnes then quick and maybe a start or goes bact to compression on engine

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Craftsman Riding Mower burning oil
ANSWER : Hi,,my name is Keith..and i hate to be the bearer of bad news..but im 99% sure you have broken a ring(s) on your piston..and 1% sure that you have a blown head gasket..i hope this will help..if not please write me back

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Mower cranks and runs smooth until i try to engage blades or put mower in gear. it then stalls out
ANSWER : The seat switch is not making. You can start the mower but if you try to move it or cut, the switch is acting as if there is no operator present. Find it under the seat.

Gary

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