running rough

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Old 07-21-10, 05:16 AM
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running rough

I have a Craftsman rider model 917.272460 with the 21.5 hp two cylinder ohv engine. When purchased used one year ago it ran ok. I changed oil, filters, plugs, and fuel filter. Now the engine revs by itself, or at least sounds like the revs go up and down. It also backfires every now and then. At idle it sounds ok but when the deck is engaged or you put it in gear the trouble starts.
 
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Old 07-21-10, 07:16 AM
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have you adjusted the valves?
 
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