24 HP Craftsman tractor turns over but will not start
I changed the plugs out then found out they were wrong so put the old ones back. Checked the air cleaner and washed out the foam cleaner. I was able to get it started when I primed it. But it won't start without first priming it. I see gas in the fuel filter. Okay I am not a mechanic I need some direction. Please?
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I had this problem with my new Craftsman mower about a month ago. Sears came out to my house and said it was a problem with my gas lid. They said it was too air tight and didn't allow for air circulation. They drilled a very small hole in the top of the gas cap and it fixed the problem. They mailed me a new replacement gas lid and it fixed that problem. Hope this helps you.
Have we had a tune up on this tractor lately. Like changing spark plug, air filter, oil and may be even the gas in the tractor. Clogged air filter, Bad gas, fouled spark plug may be your problem. Like everything they need maintenance one in a while to keep them running well. You just can't get on them and ride. HTH Good Day.
That's really strange. The low-speed fuel adjustment screw may be set way too rich, but that doesn't seem likely. With the air filter off, look at the choke plate if possible as you advance the throttle and see at what point the choke closes. Back it off till the choke opens and then put the filter back on and try to start it at that setting. Another thing that could cause too much fuel is if the adjustment of the carburetor float is off, causing the fuel level to be too high in the carb bowl.
the "baffle" that looks like half of a funnel goes on the stud with the open end up, the orange rubber hose goes on the stud to hold the baffle in place, the air filter then goes on and is supposed to be held on with a wing nut, then the outer air filter cover goes on
i would also check fuel flow. pull the gas line from the carb and see if gas flows out at a good rate (into a metal can of course) or if it trickles out. if the latter, then gas tank either has junk at the bottom preventing the gas from flowing or the vent hole (usually on the gas cap) is plugged.
i have also had my carb float bowl rust out on me, but that took 10 years.