Craftsman tractor starting problems

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Old 05-04-05, 10:35 AM
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Craftsman tractor starting problems

Hello all, I have a three years old Craftsman 14 HP lawn tractor with a B&S engine. It was running fine until today when i was about to cut my grass. It started up and after a minute it shut off. I tried restarting it, the engine cranks but the tractor doesnt start. If I leave the tractor alone for about 15 minutes it will start again but only for a minute and then shut down. Last time I used the tractor it made a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, which I thought was probably because of impure oil. But i changed the oil today and still wont start for more than a minute. What could be the problem?
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Old 05-04-05, 11:55 PM
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The backfire was probably ignition related. Have you changed the spark plug? Also, check the plug wire. It may be loose, or might be against the exhaust and shorting out.
 
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Old 05-06-05, 11:10 PM
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backfire

Usually a sign of starving for fuel. Probably have some dirt in the main jet. Pour a shot of gas in the carb and then you'll know for sure.

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