Question about Craftsman 20 Hp 42" Deck Lawn Tractor
Fresh out of the garage, mower will start and make about a lap around the yard. Then, with no warning, the engine will die. The last time I mowed, after doing this, it simply started up again and ran like a champ (as usual).
Today, after the same issue, it wouldn't start at all after it died. I went inside to research, went back out, and it started back up, only to die again about a minute later. After having pushed it back into the garage and taking time to do more research, when I go back out, the engine will start and run for about 1 second with full 'choke'.
There is strong fuel flow from the fuel filter upstream of the carb, between the fuel tank and carb. This I can guarantee.
Try removing fuel bowl under carb and cleaning it. Junk and condensation can collect there. I had same problem. Did that and problem fixed.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
Fresh out of the garage says to me this is the first time you have used it this year. There is not a very long shelf life on gasoline anymore. Plus with all the additive they put in gasoline the diaphgram in the carb could have become tough and not very pliable. Kind of like paper. If this is the case have the carb cleaned and rebuilt (as in diaphragm replaced, probably needle and seat also.) Hopefully this will solve the problem.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
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