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Can't get mower to start now...

I used my mtd rider on and off this past wknd. I shut it down for about an hour and when I tried to start it back up, it made a backfire sound, and now won't start. it cranks over, but won't fire up?

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Check your spark plug and wire to the ignitor. This sounds like you might have blown a gasket in the valve system but I want you to start out with something small to eliminate the easier and cheaper parts first

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