Question about Craftsman Garden
Hi there,have a Wedgewood 18 hp sit on mower and it doesn't charge the battery and will not start at all although I DO have a spark and fuel supply would be grateful for any help,thank you .
First remove charge it check voltage, then 12 hours later see if 12-13 volts. Also check start fuse.
Posted on Mar 23, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I WOULD LOOK FOR AN ELECTRICAL (IGNITION) SHUTDOWN,CHECK WHEN IT SHUTS DOWN WITH SPARK TESTER TO SEE IF IT IS FIRING.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
It sounds like you lost compression take out the spark plug and screw in a compression tester to check for engine pressure there should be 70 - 90 psi, if you can't buy one put you thumb over the spark plug hole and have a assistant crank over the engine push on the hole pretty hard, be careful not to get a shock from the spark plug wire while cranking the motor, if you feel pressure with your thumb reinstall the plug and connect the spark plug wire proceed to remove the air cleaner and pour a small amount (1 o.z ) of gas into the carburetor hole then try to start if it starts then stalls it is a fuel delivery issue. unscrew the carb float bowl to clear out any water or debree from it. the float bowl is round and is located on the under side of the carb, it should un screw by wraping a rag around it and turning it counter clockwise with a strong hand. also try cranking over the motor with your hand over the carb intake hole this will force any debree to get cleared out of the tiny passages in carb without having to full disassemble the carb this may also get the motor started for you if it starts remove your hand to allow the motor to breath and start/run.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
SOURCE: Starts but won't stay running
It sounds like you are getting a vapor lock.
Try getting the fuel line and fuel fillter away from the motors heat.This will cause the fuel to boil and give you trouble. Check all your electrical connections for that clicking problem. Make sure everything is clean and tight. Check your spark plug gap.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
Same thing happened to me with my 26 horse kohler craftsman. Replaced EVERYTHING (spark plug, fuel filter, oil filter, and degunked the carborator), and still was flooding. It ended up being the flywheel key. Cheap part, quick fix. I guess it can happen when you hit something hard with the deck, or it can just happen without reason... I hit a snowbank hard with my snowblower attachment, but I didn't even realize it until afterwards because it kept running fine. Supposedly, even after the strain to the engine, it won't always stall out. It will keep running (but maybe rougher) until you shut it off. Then when you go to start it again, you will have no luck because all the timing is out of whack. It cost me $80 to have a repair company fix it. I think the part was only $5.
Posted on May 21, 2010
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