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Mower >Engine Starting< problems

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09-14-13, 04:40 AM   #1  
Mower >Engine Starting< problems

I have a craftsman front self propelled mower that will not start. I put new gas in in and it will turn the blade but it won't start. The mower has been sitting for a while.What should I do next?

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09-14-13, 04:56 AM   #2  
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Have you checked the sparkplug? When it sat unused for a long time - was there gas in it? the carb might need cleaning. The small engine mechanics should be along a little later, they may want to know the specific model that you have.

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09-14-13, 05:58 AM   #3  
Difficult Starting

Try removing the air filter and see if it will start. If it does, you need a new air filter.

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