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My tract does not start

I was cutting the grass I try to turn off the tractor white smoke came out.I was not able to stated again

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Check oil if low some engines wont let it start because low oil level

Posted on Jul 28, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: TRACTOR BLEW WHITE SMOKE, AND STARTS TO SPUTTER

Start with making sure your oil lever is not over full. If it is it may be getting into the crankcase breather hose that goes to the carburetor hence the white smoke. Sometimes also you can blow a gasket in the breather system and it will do the same. Check for oil leaks in the breather system. Hope this helps. donnyb60

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: cutting unevenly

Set the mower on a known flat piece of concrete. Now look at the deck and the support connections where the deck hangs from from the mower. Should be adjustments such as pins with clips or threaded bolt hangers which will allow you to raise or lower the corner of the deck which is low or high. Conversely you could have put a blade in upside down or left out a washer making one blade higher than the other. Usually an owner's manual will detail this process. As you just changed your blades, as opposed to wear and tear, likely you did not put it back together exactly as you took it apart.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Craftsman Tractor 42

perform a cylinder leak down test, any readings over 30 percent loss means the engine may have internal problems, Many things it could be. Blown head gasket that is blown between the cylinder and oil gallery. Overfilled with oil or gas in the oil from a faulty carburetor. Leaking valve stem seals. Worn piston rings. Hope this steers you in the right direction. Good luck

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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SOURCE: The tractor stalls

My experience has been lead peroxide build up between battery terminal and battery cable end. You could wait an hour or so and it usually disolves (only to keep on returning) or you can clean both the battery terminal and cable clamp and reinstall using electrical anti-corrode grease (even use electrical paste used when connecting copper to aluminum wiring) The root of the problem is different alloy of lead used for battery post and cable clamp or the tinning on the cable clamp. This incompatibilty causes thge formation of the temporarty oxide interface.

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Posted on Jun 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Tractor starts blowing white smoke , then runs a

Check the oil level. Sounds like it is to full.

Posted on Nov 01, 2010

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