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Engine turns over strong but will not start.

I have Craftsmen 22-inch slef propelled law mower. Model # 917.371940 it turns over strong but will not start. Mower is about a year or two old. Fuel filter plugged? Water in gas?

Also how do change the oil? I could not find drain plug underneath enginer>

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    vince janis May 11, 2010

    If it has a fuel filter check it, if you you have water in gas it definitely will not start. If there is no drain plug on the side of your engine, it is most likely underneath your mower deck, either a set screw type of plug or a square head type of plug. Still can't find oil drain tip the mower over in the direction of the fill tube but make sure you drain gas first or you will have a big smelly mess. Check for water in tank by disconnecting hose from carb and empty gas into clear jar if there is two levels of liquid then you got water.

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I'd pull the carb bowl off first and see if it has water or other crud in it. there should be an oil drain on the bottom, sometimes they are an allen socket plug which sits fairly flush

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