Engine Starting Problem


Old 09-01-02, 09:06 AM
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I just completed changing oil and cleaning carburator, air cleaner and spark plug. I mowed a couple of strips (it was running fine) then all of a sudden it quit and I cannot get it started again. I even let it set for a day and tried again , no luck. Any suggestions? thanks for your time
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Old 09-02-02, 10:03 AM
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Several Possibilities

Hello adkne07. Welcome to our Small Engine forum.

There could be several possibilities for that condition.

Could be simply a defective spark plug, no spark at the plug due to a lack of ignition, etc. Could be the kill switch is grounded, rusted, etc.

You'll need to check for spark and replace the plug, if needed.

Possible there is some debris in the fuel line or within the carb restrciting or blocking fuel flow to the carb or into the carb. Check for fuel flow into the carb by removing the fuel hose at the carb.

Vent air inlet hole {breather vent} hole in the fuel tanks cap could be blocked or restricted. Try starting the engine without the fuel cap on the tank.

Most likely I have not covered all of the potential possibilities. The other resident small engine service and repair professionals may offer additional suggestions, advice & help.

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