Craftsman LT1000 17hp IC Motor issue

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by twozeroone, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. twozeroone

    twozeroone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hello All,
    I have a 2002 Craftsman LT1000 17HP IC 42" cut lawn tractor that is giving me some issues running. I just got a new battery, checked the spark plug which seems to be alright, Verified that there is spark, air filter is clean.

    The motor will start when on choke, but it will be chugging pretty bad. As soon as you start to ease it off of the choke it dies. I'm not sure what else I can check. Can anyone offer any advice?
  2. BrIONwoshMunky

    BrIONwoshMunky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Time to clean the carb.
  3. Redneckn

    Redneckn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    /agree on the carb clean. Also might not be a bad idea to replace the fuel filter and make sure you dont have any crap in the bottom of your gas tank.

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