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Either the unloader valve on the pressure switch is bad or the extension cord is too long or the start capacitor is weak.
When the tank is full, unplug and try to turn by hand a few turns.
Air should come out the unloader valve drain fitting.

Craftsman Air... | Answered 2 days ago

The maximum rpm is regulated by the governor - most small machines powered by petrol engines where high rpm would be a problem have a governor that usually fall into one of two types. Machines at the budget end of the market tend to use a movable vane inside the air cowling and as the engine speed is increased so is the air pressure against the vane increased causing the vane to move against it's return spring and in doing so tends to pull the throttle towards the closed position slowing the engine until the spring pressure is in equilibrium with the throttle pull spring.

Leaves, grass and other stuff can find a way into the air cowling and jam the air vane operation and is commonly the cause of overspeed as is general wear, incorrect assembly or maladjustment.

Engines at the more premium end of the market tend to use a centrifugal governor where the gubbins is inside the engine crankcase though the operating principle is similar - the throttle butterfly is pulled open by a spring connected to the hand control and the governor arm will move as the speed increases tending to pull the throttle closed until again and equilibrium exists between the two springs. This type of governor is reliable but the connections to the throttle are just as prone to wear, damage or maladjustment.

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Oct 11, 2020

Take the shroud off and check the plastic cover on the end of the motor. It has a tendency to crack the two mounting tabs off and then hang loose. When this happens the start and run capacitor switch disengages and will not let the compressor start and run until the switch is in the correct location. Get some longer screws and a flat strap to hold the cover on securely and it will run.

Craftsman 15 gal... | Answered on Sep 24, 2020

Try the following.

With brake on, PTO off, turn key to run position. Do not start engine. Then pull PTO switch to the on position then push off position.

You should hear the PTO clutch engage then disengage. It makes a clank or pop sound.

No sound likely means electrical issue. Check fuses and electrical connection at the PTO clutch.

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Sep 07, 2020

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Craftsman... | Answered on Sep 01, 2020

Makesure startswitch is on

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Aug 14, 2020

My table saw motor just stopped.. What do I do? - The WoodenBoat ...

Apr 6, 2013 - 23 posts - ‎20 authors
Does the motor have an internal thermal cutoff switch? ... Auto reset on a table saw, now that would be scary. ... A Craftsman, I think. ... The saw is a Grizzly 1022Z contractor-style saw about 10 years old. .... After the motor cools down the switchneeds to be pressed to restart the motor, it won't start suddenly ...

My table saw stopped, the reset button won't reset. What ... > Manage My Life > Questions
It is a Craftsman Table Saw Model 137.248880. ... I pressed the reset button and the saw restarted. I continued ... My table saw stopped, the reset button won't reset. ... One was just the switch the other the rocker switch, identical except in cost.

Craftsman 10 table saw motor stalled - Yesterday's Tractors > Discussion Forums > Tool Talk

Craftsman 21802... | Answered on Jul 28, 2020

You can download a free copy at or you can go to and buy a copy along with look at the diagram that you need.
Good luck!

Craftsman 20 hp... | Answered on Jul 19, 2020

Sears in stock...

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Jul 14, 2020

Starter solenoid activation is as follows;

Battery voltage is provided at the B terminal of the ignition switch via 30 amp fuse. When the ignition switch is rotated to the start position, power is applied to the ignition S terminal which is fed through 1 pole of the brake switch(on) then to a pole on the PTO switch (off) to the starter solenoid.

You can test the starter solenoid by jumping Red to White at the solenoid just be sure ignition switch is off and brake is on.

Wiring diagram

Craftsman Garden | Answered on Jul 14, 2020

When the Craftsman Weedwacker starts in idle and then stalls and the primer bulb will not fill with gasoline or will not pop back after being pushed in, then you have a blockage within the carburetor. The bulb is intended to **** fuel into the supply line, to prime it. To solve the problem, remove the carburetor, open the side that has ONE screw holding it (not the side with four small screws), remove all the two lines remembering how they were attached (the feeder line from the fuel tank attaches to the straight copper tube and the tube going to the bulb intake side attaches to the bent copper tube) and blow out the material blocking the fuel flow inside the carburetor. Then after replacing the carburetor, press the bulb and it should **** and discharge fuel easly. I have had two of these and the fuel path within the carburetor clogs easly. Jim Hart

Craftsman 25cc... | Answered on Jul 13, 2020

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