Craftsman rider wont start


Old 05-22-05, 07:43 PM
Frank in MI
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Craftsman rider wont start

I am not having any luck trying to start a my craftsman 12hp mower-

I think the battery is OK- I have tried to jump start from my truck- put on charger etcetera. The motor will barely turn - and then kicks backwards after 3/4 revolution. I took the spark plug out and the motor turns over with ease. Could it be a malfunctioning decompressor (if yes- wher is it- what does it look loike and how do I fix??) or could my valves need adjusting?

Please help. the grass is getting long!!

Frank in MI

Last edited by Frank in MI; 05-22-05 at 07:47 PM. Reason: spelling/ clarification
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Old 05-23-05, 12:10 AM
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Hello Frank!

What brand and model# is your engine?

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