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Engine just all of a suden will not start and back fires every so offten.

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This sounds like you might not getting good spark, and since that's happening, gas is building up in the cylinders and backfiring. Make sure you have a good, clean spark plug, and that the wire to it is clean and making good contact. I hope it's something simple like this going on, but here's a discussion about the same problem from a web blog I found:
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tractor/msg0615340226610.html
Good luck to you, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

  • jketchuck Aug 06, 2010

    spark is fine, took the top off confirmed the key way is in place, sounds like the timing is off.

    This mower started every time then , pulls the cord out of you hand and sometimes back fires.

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