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Old 05-12-2013, 11:54 PM
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Craftsman 1000 Tried everything what now?

Ok bought this mower that had been sitting for 2 years.

so far I have:
replaced fuel lines, filter, and tank
new spark plug
tried to run sea foam through carb
new battery

the machine will crank but not run, if I spray starter fluid in the intake it will turn over but shut off the minute it burns the starter up? whats next? clean the carb? I can work on engine but cant stand dealing with carbs. any ideas?
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:32 AM
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Are you getting spark at all? Check it by removing the spark plug from the block, and grounding it to the block, then crank the motor...If their is no spark, check all your wires, and be sure the ignition coil and flywheel are rust free.

On my Honda walkbehind I had to do that, the ignition coil was rusty and didn't make good contact with the flywheel, so I got no spark, Wire brushed it off and bam, fired right up.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:59 AM
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Can you check the carb for fuel by opening the float bowl drain or removing the float bowl, if it was stored with fuel it could be full of gunk.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:41 AM
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Yeah, I was thinking maybe haul it to the dump, why would you pay for something that doesn't run?
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:34 AM
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Yeah, I was thinking maybe haul it to the dump, why would you pay for something that doesn't run?
well lets see, I have put about $100 total in this thing and bout have it running and have offers from 6 different people to buy it from $700-800
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:25 PM
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next step is Mechanic in a bottle
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:47 PM
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Install a new carburetor and it should be ok.

I have never allowed starting fluid in my shop and do not intend to.


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Old 05-16-2013, 07:56 PM
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I would just throw a new carb on it. How much would a replacement carb be for this mower?
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:00 PM
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If you tried everything and it wont run, it never will.

Seriousley clean or replace the carburetor.
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