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Sears 17.5hp rider with new gas, plug, gas fliter, oil will not start. Engine turns over fine and every five seconds you hear a pop or gas exploding in cylinder but ther mower doesn't start

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Might be a broken keyway keeping the flywheel in time with the crank shaft. have to pull the flywheel off the top of the engine to check it. The keyway is like a timing belt or chain on a car engine. Do not put any lube on the flywheel or crankshaft when putting it back.

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