Craftsman Garden - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Snow blower will not start. put fresh gas and changed oil and cleaned spark plug.
You need to remove the carb and clean the jets. They are most likely plugged or gummed up. Make sure to hold them up to a light so you can see through them. Also this will verify if it is indeed a carb issue>>> take the spark plug out and put about a teaspoon of fuel down the spark plug hole. Put the plug back in and try and start it. It should fire right up and then stall out in 1-2 seconds. If it only will run on gas that you put down the plug hole then you will need to clean those jets in the carb.
I have a Craftsman ZT S7500 Mower that runs 5 min. then stops wait 5 or 6 min. it will restart then shut down
My first thought is fuel delivery but could be other.
To determine if its fuel or spark, run it until it fails. Then try starter fluid directly into the carburetor. If it fires and runs for a few seconds then it's a no fuel issue. If it cranks but does not fire, then more likely a no spark issue.
To successfully use starter fluid you need to remove the air filter assembly and spray a one second burst of fluid directly into the exposed carburetor throat and then promptly attempt to start.
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Snapper mower vibrates when blades are engaged
Yes I see this is old stuff but just let me help out in case someone today is searching,
Anyway if this is a rear engine rider snapper make sure you have your 1 inch play between the idler (small one) and the belt if more it will shake your teeth out haha...Ta da! Look up belt diagram for rear engine rider if needed it will show you the right idler.
Craftsman riding mower
My Craftsman ride on Mower does not have "gears" as such.
There are separate forward and reverse pedals.
Can you give us a model number for your machine?
Briggs &Stratton model 331877 suddenly makes screaming loud rattle/clacking noise
Remove both spark plugs and test each cylinder for compression. Just press your thumb over the spark plug hole and crank engine. A good cylinder will forcibly push your thumb away with a pfft sound. Likely you'll find one cylinder has no compression.
If you have a dead cylinder, remove the rocker arm cover and assess the damage. If you're lucky you'll find a push rod out of place with no other damage.
My husband was injured and cannot replace the main
Normally the belt diagrams are in the owners manual. Seeing this is a 12 year old machine the diagram stickers are possibly gone, but the drive belt diagram is normally on the bottom side of the foot rest, and the mower belt is on the top of the mow deck. Both are typically on the left side of the tractor as you sit on it. Please vote 4 thumbs up. Thank you.
Here is the link to a typical 42" Craftsman mow deck belt:
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