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04-03-11, 06:38 AM   #1  
sears mower won't start

sears model # 917-376290 6hp. self propelled.
When I pull the cord it starts but dies right off.
eng. model # 143.966010
thanks for any help I can get...

 
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04-03-11, 12:00 PM   #2  
This mower has a bulb type primer on it doesn't it? What appears to be happening is that the initial prime is running out and not being replaced by fuel from the tank. Thus the engine cannot continue running.

Sounds like you have a fuel clog somewhere. Is this the first time you've tried to run it since last fall?

 
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04-03-11, 12:02 PM   #3  
Probably has a clogged carburetor. Remove the bowl and clean the bowl and holes in the bowl nut and see if that helps.


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04-04-11, 05:55 AM   #4  
Yes, it does have the primer bulb. When I push it many times it will start but then die.
I should check all the lines to do with the gas? Also the bowl?
I will as soon as it stops snowing here..... April 1. 11" of the stuff, April 2. 2" today who knows....

 
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04-04-11, 06:22 AM   #5  
Yes and yes. Check holes in bowl nut like Cheese suggested. My bet is on a carb clog.

 
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04-04-11, 08:28 AM   #6  
The bowl nut(main jet) can have from 0 to 4 holes, there are several styles, the tiny hole near the top is usually the problem and is nearly invisible on some, I use the wire from a twist tie to clean it. The pic below is for reference only. Have a good one. Geo


 
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04-05-11, 04:04 AM   #7  
WOW,,,, I never knew that had holes in it..... When I can get to my shed I will check everthing... Atleast today is rain, no more snow...
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