Question about Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor
Oil blowing from dipstick on 18HP Briggs and Stratton also smokes (white). Any areas to begin looking.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Craftsman 18.5 briggs/str 42''
flop the seat forward, push the connector firmly onto the seat switch [in the middle of the seat underside], should solve your problem, or the switch could be bad, but not likely unless you're 300lbs
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
Yes, probably a short, and I think you should look at the ignition switch as the first suspect. It has two switches inside - one to send battery power to the various components, and a separate one to ground out the magneto when the mower is turned off. Could be a short between the two parts of the switch. Test it if you have the tools, otherwise try replacing it. Good luck! If this is helpful, please take a moment to rate my solutions, thanks!
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
SOURCE: Lt1000 18hp Briggs and Stratton
Go to your local auto parts store and buy an inline spark tester if you don't have one.
Next time the engine stalls, use the inline tester (goes between spark plug and plug wire) to see if there is spark. If there is no spark, then most likely the engine has overheated the ignition module. Check the oil level, low oil level will cause overheating. Check the cooling fins, clogged fins will cause overheating. The ignition module will need to be replaced for a long term repair. Make sure to correct any overheating condition also. When/if you replace the module, it is a good idea to inspect the flywheel key. It is located under a very large nut on top of the engine. If the flywheel has rotated on the upper crankshaft, the flywheel key (aluminum) will have been damaged. This also can cause an overheating situation.
Posted on Oct 25, 2010
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