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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a green Craftsman
You're pretty close when it's backfiring. However, since there's no timing, the problem could be that you need a new spark plug. Also, a valve could be sticking. A little STP in the gas would help that.
Also, found a tip on www.doityourself.com forum: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/outdoor-gasoline-power-equipment-small-engines/280686-craftsman-riding-mower-starting-problems.html
One of the guys found he had a loose wire on the anti-backfire solenoid.
If the repair shop said it just needed a tuneup, I suspect the spark plug, clean filter, or maybe a clogged fuel line would be your problem.
I hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate a 4 thumbs up. Thanks,
Posted on Apr 16, 2011
check for spark then spray a little carb cleaner or starting fluid in the carb if it fires its a fuel problem filter pump carb
Posted on Apr 11, 2012
unplug the harness and crank it over see if there is spark then is yes check the safety switches if not check the coils
Posted on Apr 13, 2012
remove the top cover from the engine then remove the small wire that goes to the coil crank it over if you have spark the you have a bad safety switch is still have no spark then the coil is bad
Posted on Jun 28, 2012
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