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Lawn Mower starts initially, then shuts off 5 seconds later

I press the red pump 3 times...pull the runs for 5 seconds, then it shuts off.

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SOURCE: Troy Bilt Lawn Mower pull Cord broken

there should be four bolts holding the cover on that houses the pull cord assembly take the bolts out look inside you should see the rest of the broken cord at the other end there is a spool that the cord rolls up in to pull the cord until it stops the other end of the cord is a not in the cord pull on the knot the broken peice should come out turn the spool 2 times in the direction that is against the pressre while holding the spool in place feed the new cord in through the whole that you pulled the broken cord out of then tie the cord in a knot wind the rest of the cord up then feed the other end of the cord through the new pull handle tie the cord in a knot put the housing back on

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: starts, runs, and dies...starts, runs and dies...starts, runs, an

Sounds like a common fuel problem you need to remove carb & fuel tank and unless you can get a compressor they need a good blast out you may even take carb apart & check diaghram they have very small jets in fact most lawnmower shops have a sonic bath for this

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Poulan 6.75 Lawn mower will not start

trouble shooting tips: oil is too full
fuel jet and float are plugged
spark plug lead wire may be damaged inside and needs to be replaced.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a cub cadet lawn mower broken pull cord

just rewind the spring starting with the outer end and fill it back into unit. I always have the rope extended and rewind it back in and reinstall

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: lawn mower started and then died about 20 seconds

Is there a adjustment on the push mower for "lean"
It makes a sound of humming Up then Down

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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I have a walk behind lawn mower. The pull cord says easy pull, but it is not easy, and will not pull.

Just take it back for is not supposed to be like that so get it back to the shop!

Oct 29, 2014 | Husqvarna 21" Walk Behind Lawn Mower HVL...


Lawn Mower Wants to Pull My Arm out of Socket When Pull Starting

Have you ever had one of those days??? You know the tyoe the ones that nothing ever seems to be going right for you??
You run out for milk for the coffee you been longing for and just made and no milk!!
You get in the car and no gas!!
You no the drill!!
Well after all that is done and resolved you go out to your shed and decide to cut the lawn as it is getting a bit repulsive looking only because of the many other chores that we have to take on as an upstanding and responsible homeowner.
So you pull out the mower, fill it with REGULAR gas, check the oil and determine it neds a top off, notice the air filter is real dirty so you run to Sears and purchase a new one for your Sears Craftsman 22" self propelled Briggs and Stratton that has been in the family for 10 years and replace it, then you prime the fuel button at least 5 times because what they recommend and what it takes to start the old glimmer are two different things, and are ready for the PULL START CEREMONY!!!
Ok here goes everything is right on target,
OIL ...check
LAWN BLADE SHARP...check....
But when you do so you almost rip your rotator cuffs out of your sloulder what do you do....YOU PULL AGAIN...this time your fingers almost come off at the knuckle joints being they were wrapped around the pull handle extra firm gripped, folks if this ever happens to you dont try to start it any further as you will only damage yourself... heres what you need to do to fix this :
The mower aparently steruck something the last time out damaging the woodruff key,shear pin whatever folks want to call it, it is a 50 cent item at any good hardware store, and can be replaced by simply removing the top shield and pull chord assembly off the mower either being held on by 3 bolts or 3 rivets(of which you drill the centers to remove) next take off the 3/4" nut holding the stator in placve and carefully look at the shaft sticking up...see the pin???if its still there and battered or not remove it take it to the hardware and match it up and also buy a pop rivet gun and proper rivets for re installing the pull chord assembly, after you slip the pin into the shafts notch reassemble the mower and now you should be good to go.
If the mower shakes violently then you must have either a bent blade which needs to be replaced ...or a "bent shaft" which requires the mower to be tossed...some folks straighten the shafts but once that heat treated iron gets bent it looses a good share of its temper and can come apart should you hit something once again in the lawn.
Hope this helps you all to enjoy having a safe summer cutting your lawn!!
Happy Mowering!!!

on Jun 23, 2010 | Garden

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Lawn mower will start and run for 5 seconds and shut down

will it stay running with your choke on? if so then clean your carb. if not then look for a blockage from tank to carb. ie fuel shut off, deteriorated fuel line. plugged filter etc

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Primer bulb collapsed

Slightly unscrew the gas cap and see it the problem goes away.
Many times the Gas tank Vent clogs and this will cause the engine to create a vacuum in the gas tank until the engine can't draw in the gas .

Jul 15, 2013 | Garden

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My Craftsman lawn mower starter cord doesn't retract after mower starts.

I have had this situation before on a lawnmower. I didn't have a craftsman, but is probably the same issue. Basically, the spring that recoils the cord back in either broke or came unwound. When the mower is not running, the cogs on the pull chord keeps the cord from coming out. When the mower is running, the spring is not wound enough to hold the chord in and thus releases or doesn't hold it in.
Try pulling the pull chord assembly off and rewind the spring.

May 05, 2011 | Craftsman Garden

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Lawn mower fires but doesn't wanna run

You may have to inspect the woodruff key that is possibly worn out in the groove of the main shaft, To inspect this key way devise you need to remove the top off the mower probably 4 phillips screws off the plastic housing comes dont forget to pull out the oil stick, then removethe pull chord assembly in one piece 3 rivets need to be drilled out and reinstalled with new ones from Ace hardware when done, then remove the 3/4" nut...tap the shaft not to hard to loosen the flywheel and check to see that the keyway(woodruff pin) is worn out, go to a hardware store with the old one and buy a replacement reinstall everything and mower should be good to go.

Jul 16, 2010 | Garden

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The mower is 3 months old worked fine untill yesterday

the problem is either u have trash in the bowl of the carb or the float in the carb is stuck. either way u need to have someone look at it.

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Mower won't keep running after 10-15 seconds.

check the air filter & also spray some carb.clean in the carb see if that helps

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Started lawn mower first time of the season and it ran straight for a good 25 monutes with no problems. i turned it off to move it to the front yard andnow wwon't stay running. will only run for 5 to

Immediate thought is that something got ingested into the needle feeding the carb. Might have to remove the carb and clean it out thoroughly to maintain fuel flow through the engine. Generally if it runs a few seconds and shuts down then it is running off the initial burst of fuel and then starving out for any more from there.

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