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I have a 19 hp craftsman there is no spark in the plug, it has a new battery and it does turn over.

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Check coil.. Most likely the problem.

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I have a craftsman riding mower model 247.288810. While cutting my lawn the engine all stalled and would not start anymore. I changed the spark plug and the battery is new, what could it be?


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Show me where spark plug is


i think that uses the kohler 19 or 20 hp engine the spark plug is just above the center of the wide valve cover it is easier to change if you remove the plastic upper cover from the engine it's only a few bolts and while it is off clean the fins off that's how the engine cools off

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Battery reads 19 volts,mower just spins when trying to start


The spark plug is most likely NOT getting spark. Is the wire connected to plug? If tractor was stored over the winter, who prepared the engine for storage? Some mechanics will take out plugs & spray some oil into cylinders to avoid any rusting in cylinder then the plug is replaced but NOT connected.
Maybe the plug needs looking at.
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your problem is electrical clean all connections from battery to starter then if that don't work then change selenoid,does the lights and all the gauges work? write back and let me no if that works.

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I have a Sears Craftsman Lawn Tractor, Model 917.272751, S/N 060503B025327, B/S engine 18 Hp Model 31H777, Type 0202-E1. I have a new battery and a new starter on it but when I hit the starter the engine...


Have you checked the oil in the crankcase, is it full ?
Has engine been sitting along time ?
Have you double checked all the battery conections, all are tight, good ground connection to motor ?
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Run out of things to check


coil{solid sate ingnition) see if u hav spark ground plug,low light {shade} to see spark,AWAY FROM BUILDING and GAS!! hav fire extinguisher handy..remove all ignitable fuilds,well ventilated area..if spark,check "kill" switches on throttle,clutch pedal and seat.

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19.5 HP Craftsman Lawn Tractor won't start...any ideas?


Does the motor even turn over. Have you checked the carb. for gunk or gas trash.

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How to get the spark plug out from 17.5 HP 42


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

May 10, 2009 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

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Have new proper batt.Have new starter celenoid,new


Remove spark plug and attempt to crank. If it turns faster (without compression) it may be valve adjustment. If it still turns over slowly with plug out check battery ground for tightness to mower body. If the ground is good check the starter by removing battery and atttaching jumper cables to pos and neg battery terminals first, then the pos jumper to starter terminal (where red wire attaches). Then touch the neg jumper to a good engine ground (I use shroud bolt). Be careful as this last connection will cause some arcing. If it still cranks slowly with the plug out, it is probably the starter.

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