Craftsman mower honda motor wont start


Old 09-03-12, 07:22 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Craftsman mower honda motor wont start

My Craftsman 917.378551 with 5.5 Honda OHC motor 260778 S3A won't start
Was running OK then just conked out. I have spark, new air cleaner, replaced the spark plug, changed oil and gas. Removed dis-assembled and cleaned carburetor with carburetor cleaner, checked magneto gap (0.010). All the linkage looks good, carb fuel bowl is getting running supply of fuel. removed plug with finger on the spark plug hole I have compression (though not measured with guage) Will run for a moment if I spray starting fluid into the carb. Any suggestions.
Sponsored Links
Old 09-03-12, 10:13 AM
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,817
If it will run with starting fluid, then it's not getting gas from the carb. Something got clogged in it.
Old 09-03-12, 11:49 AM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 2
If its runs with starting fluid or carb cleaner that means the problem run with your carb. I would try a carb kit. With a pic i could tell you more. Otherwise i hope it all works out!!!

Last edited by cheese; 09-03-12 at 07:54 PM. Reason: removal of request to email

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes