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Craftsman motor will not staet

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07-16-15, 10:04 PM   #1  
Craftsman motor will not staet

I have a Craftsman riding mower. It has been running OK until yesterday, it started running rough so I put away until I could get some more gas. After putting the new gas in the mower wouldn't start. The moter is a craftsmsn 15.5 hp ohc. I have gas flow to the new fuel filter and it turns over ok but will not start. Any suggestions?

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07-17-15, 04:25 AM   #2  
I often start by pulling the spark plug and checking to see if it has been fouled; then evaluate whether it has been flooded; then check for a good spark.

Since you mention a "new" fuel filter . . . . has it run since that was installed ?

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07-17-15, 04:59 AM   #3  
If it started running rough then it points to a carb problem. As Vermont stated check if the plug is fouled. The jets could be clogged or the float may be sticking.

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