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917.388740 my craftsman lawn mower was running great. a week later it would not start. the engine is a briggs and Stratton 123k02-0181-e1 the ignition module doesn't spark when I ground the spark plug and pull the cord. I cleaned the carb and bought a new spark plug

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  • Allen Saxberg Jul 21, 2013

    I got another electronic module and mower still did notr start. The resistance of the new module from spark plug to gnd is 2.78kohms I cleaned the carb again and removed the spark plug to put some gas in and the mower still would not start or even show a sign of gas burning What next?

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Al clean the ignition module with some glass paper and also do the fly wheel. Should spark then

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

Testimonial: "I cleaned/sanded the fly wheel and with the new ignition module and a new spark plug still no spark. I measured the spark plug and it was open > 200 mohms. Put the old spark on and there was good spark. put gas in the spark plug hole and shot starting fluid in the carb Pulled the cord and was nothing not even a puff of burning gas. I tried a compression test but could not pull the cord hard enough too only get 4 or 5 pounds out. What next?"

  • Allen Saxberg Aug 08, 2013

    3rd sentence, add- Put the old spark plug on

  • Darin Naisbitt
    Darin Naisbitt May 02, 2014

    I might just be more uneducated than others, but I had to look up what "glass paper" was and it is basically a fine sandpaper. Works great now, THANKS!!!

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SOURCE: Briggs & Stratton engine on Murray lawn mower

I always replace the air filter if its a paper element, and even if its a foam element I replace it rather than clean it. That said, engine stumbling is rarely and air flow problem - but it could be, so having a new filter assures no air restrictions.

I would drop the carbuerator bowl. On the bottom of the carb, near where the fuel line comes into the engine, should be a nut. Removing this nut allows the bowl to drop off the carb. Some engines the bowl screws off, you will have to look at the bowl. Often the bowl has sediment or sludge buildup inside. Cleaning the bottom of the bowl can prevent that sludge/sediment from plugging the intake tube. Even on newer mower models this is a common problem, the gas line tubing interior breaks down and the inside of the tubing can start degrading - ending up in the bowl as sludge.

After cleaning the bowl, I would add one ounce of fuel line cleaner to a full tank of fuel and run the entire tank of fuel. This will clean any deposits or "varnish" from the interior carb parts. Doing this and the first step will assure your carb is clean and functioning.

If that doesn't help, then I would look at the spacing between the magneto and coil assembly. If you want to do that I'd like you to write down all the model numbers and serial numbers on the engine nameplate, that way I can give you specific directions.

Hope this helps,
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Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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IT LOOKS LIKE YOU COIL MAY HAVE CRAPPED OUT ON YOU. THEY NORMALLY WILL QUIT WITHOUT WARNING

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SOURCE: craftsman briggs and stratton 6.50 190cc lawn

Sounds like you will need to clean your carburetor.
Sometimes you can get by with priming it a few times, and letting it
run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,
but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
If the mower is over a couple years old, then I also recommend that you
buy and install a new carburetor repair kit, because the diaphragm will
get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, count the
number of turns it takes to seat the jets from their original position.
That way when you go to put the jets back in, you know how many turns
they were in/out.
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Good Luck, I hope this helped

Posted on May 26, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Briggs & Stratton 500 series push lawn

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
When a primer bulb is slow to return to a static conditon there is a restriction in the fuel supply. Since this carb is mounted directly on top of the fuel tank the troubleshooting for this involves removing the gas tank and carb as an assembly from the engine. Remove the end bolt and then the side bolt spacer that is just above the tank. Be careful or the spacer will drop. Pull out on the tank until it slides off of the intake. When the tank is free of the engine tile the bottom of the tank toward you and disconnect the throttle linkage. NOTE the hole the linkage is connected to! Set the tank on a flat surface and remove the carb mounting screws. STOP! Do not lift the carb off of the tank until your sure that the gasket and diaphragm are not stuck to both mounting surfaces. You may have to carefuly slide a thin knife blade FLAT across the top of the tank to free the carb from the tank. There will be a SPRING on the bottom of the cabr also. Do not lose this spring and ensure you see how it is installed! Once the carb is free of the tank clean the screen under the carb and the carb with carb cleaner. Reassemble carb to tank. Fill tank with gas and re-check primer bulb BEFORE you reinstall the tank and carb on the engine. If it still does not work.. properly you need to clean the passages again. Worst case you remove the primber bulb to see if there is debris inside the bulb plunger area. Installing tank and carb to engine....
Tip the bottom of the tank toward you.. connect the throttle linkage, watch the o-ring that is in the carb intake sealing area and make sure it seals. Install side bolt and then the end bolt.

Just back tracking here.. I have determined this is most likely a 11A-B04E000 Yard machine with a 5.0 Hp engine... ( Briggs and Stratton refers to this engine as the 10T500 series.
ENGINE Parts list is here:
http://www.brandnewmowers.com/pdf/11A-104B090EIPL.pdf

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Posted on Jun 28, 2011

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it does sound like a carb issue it may need to be rebuilt also check your fuel line and if you have a fuel filter check the filter clean the gov. assembly with carb cleaner

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