Craftsman Lawn Mower problem

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Old 11-24-04, 08:43 AM
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Question Craftsman Lawn Mower problem

Hi,

My Sears Self-propelled Lawn Mower Model #944.360300, Serial#031400M 002402, Engine model#143006700, will not start. It seems to me that it is out of time as when I pull the rope it fires and snaps it out of my hand. This problem just appeared suddenly without any cause that I am aware of.

I would appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks......tombell
 
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Old 11-24-04, 10:53 AM
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Hello Tombell!

2 things that would cause it to kick back like that: 1- the flywheel key is sheared...usually from hitting a branch, root, stump, etc... or 2- the blade is loose or too short (broken)
 
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Old 11-24-04, 03:52 PM
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Hi Cheese,

Thanks very much for the prompt reply and for the help. That makes sense to me and I'll follow up on it

I just learned about this great site yesterday and so this has been my first experience with it,...a good one I will say!

Thanks again,

tombell
 
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Old 11-25-04, 12:23 AM
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Glad you like the site, and welcome!

Let us know what you find.
 
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Old 11-26-04, 09:59 AM
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Hi again Cheese,

Just as you suggested I found that the flywheel key had sheared. I installed a new one this morning and "presto", no more problem.

I really appreciate your help.

Take care,
tombell
 
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Old 11-27-04, 12:13 AM
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Great! Glad we could help, and thanks for letting us know how it went!
 
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