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Do I need to adjust valves on push mower

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09-09-08, 03:28 PM   #1  
Do I need to adjust valves on push mower

I had problems with my riding mower starting and you guys had me adjust the clearance on the vavles. It starts fine now. My question is: I also have a Craftsman 6.5 hp self propelled mower. Says it's a craftsman 4-cycle Engine, Model # 143.006502. Do I have to do any adjusting on these valve. I don't see a valve cover to take off like I had on my rider. I've had the mower probably around 10 years. Never done anything to it other than changing oil, spark plus and air filter. It's getting a little harder to start. When I start it will run about 10 sec. then die. After that it will start and keep running. Just thought if there was something I should adjust before it doesn't start at all.

Thanks Dave

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09-09-08, 06:12 PM   #2  
The valves on the type of engine on your lawnmower, rarely need adjustments. Chances are the problem you are experiencing with your mower is carburetor related rather then valve related.

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