Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

craftsman/(tecumsuh) 143.996510 will not start


Stumpedone's Avatar
Member

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
NC

05-24-11, 01:49 AM   #1  
craftsman/(tecumsuh) 143.996510 will not start

I have a craftsman model 143.996510 mower. [I] hit a root and sheared the flywheel key. I have replaced the key but the mower still will not start. any suggestions on where to look next?

 
Sponsored Links
BFHFixit's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,764
KS

05-24-11, 08:21 AM   #2  
Do you have spark? If yes, you might recheck the flywheel key...if it was not torqued properly, or lubed or....it may have sheared again.


Just needs a bigger hammer
Peace

 
geogrubb's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,333
MO

05-24-11, 06:52 PM   #3  
Does it have a blade on it, if not it will be very difficult to start. Have a good one. Geo

 
Stumpedone's Avatar
Member

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
NC

05-25-11, 08:48 AM   #4  
Geo - the blade is on and it is strait "not bent"
BFH - I have not checked for spark as it was running fine when the key was sheared. I will pull the plug and checkfor spark before verifiing the key is still intact/properly installed.

 
Stumpedone's Avatar
Member

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3
NC

05-28-11, 07:25 AM   #5  
OK it has spark and the new flywheel key is still intact....I think I will try dissasmbling the carb and cleaning it.

 
Search this Thread