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What would cause a Craftsman lawn mower not to start?

What would cause a Craftsman lawn mower not to start?

A Craftsman lawn mower won’t start when the engine is not getting air, fuel or spark due to a plugged air filter, bad fuel, faulty switches, bad battery, bad spark plug, fuel blockages or dirty carburetor. Keep reading for my complete list of items that can prevent your Craftsman lawn mower from starting.

Why is my lawn mower turning over but not starting?

Q. Why is my lawn mower turning over but not starting? The most likely reason is bad gas. Gas that sits for many months during the off-season will eventually break down, gumming up the fuel line and carburetor in the engine and preventing it from starting.

Why won’t my brand new Craftsman mower won’t start?

Your Mower Won’t Start: If you have last season’s gas in your mower, drain your fuel tank and fill with fresh gas. Other possible causes include: 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.

How do you start a Sears Craftsman lawn mower?

Hold the brake and turn the parking brake lever on. To start driving the lawn mower, you will need to disengage the brake. Then take the key and turn it in a clockwise motion to start the riding lawn mower. After the engine has started successfully, you can release the key.

Can you flood a lawn mower?

Flooding a lawnmower is easy to do. Turning the machine over to clean the bottom of it or remove the blades while it contains gasoline is enough to do it. Priming it too many times by pushing the primer bulb can also cause flooding.

Can you flood a riding lawn mower?

Do you have to pour gas in CARB to start lawn mower?

Some engines on push mowers have a priming bulb that forces fuel into the carburetor. Other models do not have this feature and must be primed manually if the engine ever runs completely out of gas. You can prime your push mower by pouring gas directly into the carburetor.

Why won’t my Craftsman mower start?

The charging system can drain the battery and cause your Craftsman mower to not start. A bad stator or alternator can be the problem. I show steps on how to test your charging system here using an ohm meter.

How do you start a craftsman lawn mower?

There are specific instructions for starting different types of Craftsman mowers. A reason these specific procedures are put in place is for safety reasons. For example, push mowers use a safety bar to recognize the operator. Riding mowers use a seat switch to confirm the operator is still on the mower.

Can a carburetor be replaced on a craftsman lawn mower?

Fix: Your carburetor can be replaced or clean. Most of the time, cleaning your carburetor will do the job and your Craftsman will be up and running again. You can find steps for cleaning your carburetor in this article.

Why is my Craftsman lawn mower smoking?

Another problem you can encounter with your Craftsman is the problem of your mower smoking. Smoking occurs when other substances burning in your fuel system or the engine gets hot and begins to burn oil. Find more information in “ Why Your Craftsman is Smoking “.