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Mower will not start. Replaced spark plug, air filter and fuel filter. Checked oil. Fuse good. Makes the same sound whether the spark plug wire is hooked up or not.

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  • pipeter29902 Sep 08, 2009

    Craftsman mower model 917.270510 14.5 HP B&S engine model 287707, type 1255-E1

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    kevin846 May 11, 2010

    Could you give us a clue - machine make/model, engine make/model?? :-)

  • Kelly Christensen May 11, 2010

    What make mower year ect... I can help:)

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The key word here is the sound, engine must have compression, put your hand over the carb and try to start, if it trys to **** your hand then you should have enough compression, if it doesnt then you probably have a broken valve- hope that helps

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