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07-28-10, 07:12 PM   #1  
craftsman 5 hp push mower

craftsman 5 hp push mower model 917.373580 ser. 091692m 028836. . . .soaked carb in cleaner twice,sprayed carb cleaner twice and blow air in all port holes, put new carb kit, and still hard to start, when it does it kills after a few seconds,gas is going to the carb,has good steady spark,if i choke carb with fingers when it kills it starts back up then kills again and repeat
i dont find any numbers on the motor the numbers given are from the deck of mower.

 
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07-28-10, 07:44 PM   #2  
The nut that holds the bowl on is the main jet for the carb and has several holes, there are several styles and can have from 0 to 4 holes, the one that usually causes your problem is near the top and is almost invisible on some it is right next to or may be in the threads, I usually use the wire from a twist tie to clean it. Have a good one. Geo

 
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07-28-10, 07:47 PM   #3  
I knew geo would grab this one quick Just happened to notice you on geo so....you nailed my thoughts as well

 
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07-28-10, 07:48 PM   #4  
Guess I was too slow.....But I'll leave the pic up.

Here's one that's commonly missed where the wire is, Pay no attention to the "HERE", That was for another post.



 
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07-28-10, 07:58 PM   #5  
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i will check that and post my findings thanks

 
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07-29-10, 08:00 AM   #6  
BFH, 31Y, great minds think alike, lol. Have a good one. Geo

 
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07-29-10, 04:43 PM   #7  
Posted By: 31YTech Guess I was too slow.....But I'll leave the pic up.

Here's one that's commonly missed where the wire is, Pay no attention to the "HERE", That was for another post.
31YTech;
I borrowed part of your picture for future references. Hope you don't mind. Have a good one. Geo

 
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07-29-10, 07:24 PM   #8  
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to look at the screw today and its not plugged,this one has 2 sets of threads,any other advise

 
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07-30-10, 07:38 AM   #9  
Posted By: clarkdsn to look at the screw today and its not plugged,this one has 2 sets of threads,any other advise
It still has the hole near the top, check the pic below. Have a good one. Geo


 
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08-01-10, 05:02 PM   #10  
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I think i found the problem,the screw in the picture with the hole at top,it was the hole in the carb where the screw goes, small pin size hole in the threads it was plugged up,doesnt run perfect but it doesnt cut out
thanks 31YTech and Geo

 
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