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How to get the spark plug out from 17.5 HP 42

How to get the spark plug out from Craftsman 17.5 HP 42" put in new battery and still won't start

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  • Jerry Cramer May 11, 2010

    What do you mean to get spark out ?

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Should be behind the front of the mower grille, tilt the hood foreward to gain access to the plug or try getting it from under the front.
you will need a plug socket to remove the plug

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