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Check sparkplug and use fresh fuel, make sure u do not flood it when starting

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A lawn mower that will start with starter fluid and then dies likely has a fuel supply-related issue. You can also take a close look at the air filter, fuel, oil, and spark plug to see if the carburetor is perfectly fine.
If the motor will only start with the use of starting fluid, this suggests you may have a fuel supply problem such as faulty or dirty fuel injectors. If you have replaced the fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator, we can reasonably assume that you are getting the correct amount of fuel pressure through the system.
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.
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.
It`s designed to be sprayed in small amounts into the engine`s air intake to help it start. People often use it in extremely cold weather to help start a stubborn engine. But some people also use it to try to start an engine that turns over but won`t fire.
Can Carb Cleaner Be Used As A Starting Fluid? In simple terms YES it can be used as starting fluid or used on the throttle body. Although there is a specific engine starting spray if the situation arises where you may be desperate a Carby Cleaner can be used.
Some other typical reasons engines fail to start include:

Corroded or loose battery cables. Starter motor relay failure. Ignition switch failure. Faulty fuel pump.

If the starter motor spins but does not crank the engine, you likely have a problem with… Faulty or damaged battery. To address this issues, check the battery and charging system for problems.

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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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Bosch electric lawn mower wont start, how do I fix it?
ANSWER : Cable damaged …renew cable . ..if does not work try condenser.

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I have had a poulan pro 550 series push mower for almost 1 year at the end of the season last year the mower would start briefly and then stop. i have cleaned out the air filter and that did not help.the mower started, i made one revolution around the yard 3/4th of the way the mower quit. I then primed the mower it started then quit and now it will not start at all. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do. Thanks
ANSWER : There is a little spring that works the carburetor arm. If that popped off then the mower will not run.

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Doesn't start. solenoid clicks – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : 1. ( bad solenoid)2. bad cable from solenoid to starter3. connections are loose4. bad starter

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I have a 2 year old Toro push lawn mower that will not start. Everything has been tried: new plug, new gas, new air filter, even tried starter fluid. There is not even a sputter.
ANSWER : Try an few of these :http://www.fixya.com/support/r8406168-top_10_lawn_mower_problems_solutionsgood luck Joe

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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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Hello

I have a black and decker lawn mower which is electric and it suddenly stopped working. I checked the power cord and it seems to be fine. When I try to start the lawn mower, I hear the click sound but the mower does not start

Any ideas or suggestions is highly appreciated.

Thanks

T

ANSWER : Took the mower to the Black and Decker warehouse where they replaced the switch in the handle. It cost $53.73 total.

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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!!!

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