Craftsman lawn mower won't draw fuel

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Old 09-26-12, 10:12 AM
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Craftsman lawn mower won't draw fuel

I have a craftsman lawn mower and I cannot get it to suck fuel. I have cleaned the carb twice, needle and seat are fine, fuel line and filter are fine. I changed the primer ball. It's not even drawing gas into the bowl. If I pour fuel in it, it will start but dies right away.
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Please tell us what mower you have. The engine model number would be a big help. Craftsman has made probably a thousand different models of riding and push mower throughout their history.
 
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It is a push mower, model: 944 365030
 
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Hopefully Cheese will be able to help. When I searched for the prefix 944 even the Sears parts website does not show that number as being for a push mower.
 
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I can't find anything made by sears with that number. Is this a really old mower? What kind and model # engine is on it?
 
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Worst case post a picture of the mower and good one showing the carburetor side of the engine. With that at least we'll be able to tell generally what you have.

Is the fuel tank mounted directly below the carburetor or is the fuel tank near the top of the engine?
 
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From the shape of the diagram pic of the engine it looks like a Tecumseh, if so the bowl nut is the main jet and the idle circuit is probably clogged, refer to the pic below, I use the wire from a twist tie to clean it. Have a good one. Geo
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