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Craftsman Lawn Tractor will Not Start

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nfinch86
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 3 Canada
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2019-04-06          198307


Hello;
First time poster here.

I have a Craftsman Lawn tractor ( 1997 ).
When I tried to start it, I got a lot of white smoke, and it ran for 15-20 seconds, then it just stopped. It did this several times.I took the air cleaner off, it seems to be shooting gas up through the carb.& into the air filter, which is now soaked. What could be causing this ? Do I need to have a carb. re-builb or just cleaned ? My knowledge is in welding , not working on engines of any kind.....LOL.
Thanks for any help .

Norm

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Craftsman Lawn Tractor will Not Start

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aceme2
Join Date: Jun 2016
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2019-04-06          198308


Hey Norm
Sounds like your float s stuck open best fix is to just replace new one should be around 30 dollars. If you are not using alcohol free gas you should be for all your small engines. ....

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BigBoyBob
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2019-04-06          198311


In addition to the stuck float you might have a bad intake valve, happens when you use old stale fuel. ....

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nfinch86
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2019-04-06          198317


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Originally Posted by aceme2 | view 198308
Hey NormSounds like your float s stuck open best fix is to just replace new one should be around 30 dollars.If you are not using alcohol free gas you should be for all your small engines.

Thanks for the quick reply;

I'll try to get a new float on Monday .
We have a repair place near me, for lawn tractors .

Thanks Again;

Norm. ....

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