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Riding mower engine will turn over but will not start almost acts like its flooded. when I pull the spark plug there is gas on the plug.

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My John Deere D105 riding mower recently went under 2 feet of water during recent flood.change oil,gas & spark plug.engine turns over but won't start

May still have water in engine, try removing spark plugs and turning enine over a few times, may also have water in fuel line. Hope this helps

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Was riding my 2015 Taotao 50 cc and it shut off now it won't start, replace with new carburetor new gas filter oil change still won't start help me wanna cruise around in my scooter...

Make sure key is on. There is also probably an ignition kill switch on the handlebars. Make sure this is in operating position. Either of these will shut it off. If both are on next pull the spark plug. Lay the spark plug on the engine still connected to the ignition wire. Turn the engine over and observe the plug for spark. If there is none you have an electrical issue. If spark exists you have fuel issues. If the plug was wet when you pulled it out the engine is flooded.

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How do you start a 19th mtd riding mower

Put your left foot on the clutch pedal and push down all the way on the clutch. Move the throttle lever all the way to the top, this turns on the choke. Turn the key clockwise, to the right, to start the engine. Once the engine has started, move the throttle lever down to turn off the choke. You only need the choke when the engine is cold. If you use the choke while the engine is hot, you can flood the engine (too much gas) and this will fowl the spark plug. If you have flooded the engine, turn off the choke by lowering the throttle lever and try to start the engine a few times. If the engine doesn't start, then you may need to wait 20 to 30 minutes before trying to start the engine again. If the engine still does not start, then you can remove the spark plug to dry and to clean the spark plug. With the spark plug out, turn the key to the start position for 10 seconds, to push out excess fuel and fumes. Replace the spark plug and try starting the engine without turning on the choke.

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I have a craftsman mower that will not start has spark getting gas may be flooding what may be the problem model # 944.369720

if flooding with gas replace needle and seat in carb take plug out pull starter cord to clear clinder make sure no gas in oil pull dipstick find out ok put the plug back in then squirt some starting fliud in carb start motor up

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I have a troy built riding mower it starts up fine , runs 10 or 15 minutes, then it starts spuppering and dies. then it acts like its flooded when you try tostart it again. then the other day while tr

is it starving for gas the gas cap vent could be plugged keeping the fuel from flowing leave the cap loose and run it/are you loosing spark when this happens like the coil is going bad?

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Very difficult to start, new battery, new starter Gas in the cylinder flows out when you remove the spark plug

Your engine is flooding due to the carburetor float and needle having a problem. Do not try to run you mower like this. The fuel gets in the oil, where it acts like a thinner removing oil from critical surfaces. Remove the carburetor, disassemble, inspect and correct the problem with the float and needle. Change the oil, put fuel in tank and monitor level, remove the spark plug, check fuel tank level, turn engine over several times to get fresh oil in place, reinstall spark plug, check fuel tank level (ensure stable level), if all is good, try starting.

I hope this helps.

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I have a John Deere 155c riding lawn mower. I have replaced the battery, but it will still not start. What should I do next?

Take out the spark plug and smell the plug for fuel, see if its wet/soaked with fuel (meaning its flooded) turn the engine over with the plug removed (no gas/throttle) clean the plug with a wire brush, heat the tip with a gas torch or on a gas cooker & put it back in & give it a whirl.

If theres no fuel smell check to see why not (blockage) & check for a spark (take the plug out & touch it to the engine) but dont hold the plug with your hand as it will give you a zap.


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Riding mower won't start

take the spark plug out and see if the engine will turn over then, gas will probably come out of the cylinder cause you flooded it when you turned it over after you get the gas out of the cylinder, put the cleaned spark plug back in and it should start

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