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I have a craftsmen mower that is about ten years old it has a briggs 17.5 hp motor. was mowing yesterday in some tall grass and it made a noise like I had hit something and it died. pushed the mower out of the grass and checked undr the deck nothing blocking the blades.tried to restart and motor acted like it was locked up. turned mag counter clockwise and then it appeared to free it up. tried to start it and motors cranks but faster than before almost like no compression and it will not fire

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  • qy700forever May 28, 2010

    Thanks. Is this a costly fix or will the engine have to be replaced

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You did in fact hit something if the engine cranks faster than it did before

The cam that drives the valves to open and close is broken is your case since no compression is available


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    so is this a costly fix? or will I have to replace the engine.

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