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Claen carb an still will not start?

No I clean carb also but still did not work?

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  • cliffbfrankl Jun 03, 2009

    I have a lawntractor it is not a self propelled lawnmower i do not know will that matter about what I am asking?

  • Brandon

    Shouldn't matter, you need spark, gas for it to run, so I'd still check those. Take the plug out when it is dark out and pull, or turn it over, see a good spark? Good put it back it, if not then it is time to find otu why it isn't sparking. I you see gas in the carb when your trying to start, or if you can prime it then you know you have gas. One these the next thing to check is the air, a wide open choke won't give you a rich enough mixture to fire, so you can choke it by hand by putting yur hand over the air intake becareful, slight chance if it is messed up it could belch flames, but doesn't sound like that is your problem. Also if your choke is closed you should get wet fire, the engine won't run put if you keep turning it over you should get blue smoke, then your not getting enough air. So I'd start with checking those.

  • Brandon

    So the carb is clean. . . Could be a lot of things. . . . lets start: is it getting gas? You can take the filter off and look down to see if gas is getting fed, I the choke stuck open, this is hard to explain, but beside the air filter is a lever with a spring normally that is choke, try propping it one way or the other and see if that helps, also is there a saftey switch, a bar on top that has to be held down, or a switch by the carb that need flipped. I'd start with those, then maybe pull the top and look at the magneto, if it i rusty that will top it from starting as well.



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Spray some carb cleaner into carb and try again. If it starts for a little while and then dies, you have spark and your carb is still your problem. If this is the problem clean every little hole using carb cleaner and needle(sewing needle that is). Make sure the carb cleaner comes out of some other hole than the one you are spraying into for each. Sometimes you need to keep the engine running with the carb cleaner for a while(1-2 minutes) by shooting short spurts into the carb just before it dies.

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