How do you fix a Craftsman lawn mower that won’t start?

What would cause a Craftsman lawn mower not to start?

Your Mower Won’t Start:

Other possible causes include: Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas.

Why is my lawn mower turning over but not starting?

Q. Why is my lawn mower turning over but not starting? The most likely reason is bad gas. Gas that sits for many months during the off-season will eventually break down, gumming up the fuel line and carburetor in the engine and preventing it from starting.

How do you start a Craftsman lawn mower?

Hold onto the recoil starter handle located on the right hand side of the mower and slowly pull the rope. Allow the rope to rewind gently. Pull the recoil rope rapidly using a complete, full-arm motion before letting the rope return gently. Repeat pulling the rope rapidly and returning until the lawn mower starts.

How do you start a choke lawn mower?

Open the choke all the way if you notice that it has been closed. If it has been open, the carburetor may be flooded. Close the choke, and pull the starting cord a few times. When you get the engine to sputter, open the choke, and try starting the mower.

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How do you start a lawn mower after winter?

Give the spark plug wire a little tug to see if it’s loose. If it is, push it onto the plug and try starting the mower. If there isn’t any difference, remove the plug with a spark plug wrench and clean the gap with an emory board. If the plug looks worn, replace it with a new one.

How do you start a lawn mower when its cold?

How to Start a Cold Lawn Mower

  1. Brush the tip of the spark plug with the wire brush to remove any carbon and oil debris. Spray the tip with starter fluid. …
  2. Press the primer button near the air filter cover three times with you thumb. Take your thumb off and allow the primer button to raise back out. …
  3. Start your lawn mower.

Where is the choke on a Craftsman lawn mower?

It is a Craftsman riding lawn mower model DLT3000.

The actual choke is located in the opening of the carburetor. It is a plate that restricts the air flow into the carburetor when the throttle lever is placed in the choke/start position.

Can you spray starting fluid in a spark plug hole?

Originally Answered: Can I spray starting fluid in a spark plug hole? Starting fluid is usually sprayed in the inlet of the engine (air filter end). Never in the Spark Plug hole.