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Old 05-22-08, 07:16 PM
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im not sure exactly what kind my mower is but its about 10 years old... its a crafstman bagging mower... my problem is with the carburator when i fill up my gas tank with gas all the gas comes pouring out the air filter. i found that threre was no needle in the pan on the bottom of the carburator but after putting one in i still have the same probelm =[ im not quite sure wether the needle fit though it might have been to small because it came out of my snapper carburator
 
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Old 05-23-08, 12:04 AM
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You're going to have to figure out what engine you have, get the numbers, take them to a shop and get a carb rebuild kit for it, and clean and rebuild the carb.
 
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Old 05-23-08, 07:55 AM
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alright thanks alot... i really dont know much about engines im pretty young and this one i just took apart so i could learn and try 2 fix it... i have another mower that's just fine soo this one isnt 2 important so i didnt want to spend alot of money on it. do you know how much a carburator rebuild kit would cost?
 
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Old 05-24-08, 11:39 AM
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Please post the engine Mfg and numbers usually found one the engine shroud just above the spark plug. Have a good one. Geo
 
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alright the engine model number is "917.387301" engine family is "STP185U1G1RA" 6.0 hp and the mfg is sears... =]
 
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Old 05-24-08, 02:44 PM
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Ok go to the link below to download the repair manual for your engine.
http://www.cpdonline.com/692509.pdf.
The 917 number is for the whole mower the engine is 143.986000.
You can go to www3.sears.com and enter this number to find the various part numbers for the engine.
Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 05-24-08, 09:42 PM
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A carb kit shouldn't be much. You probably only need a needle, seat, float, and bowl gasket. This should be less than or near $10. Replace these parts and you'll probably be rid of the leak.
 
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