craftsman 917.271022 15.5 hp fuel related no start

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Old 05-26-16, 11:05 AM
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craftsman 917.271022 15.5 hp fuel related no start

I have spark replace carb 2 years ago ran for a couple of times then would not start again .. good fuel(not old) new spark plug new battery new carb new fuel lines new fuel filter.. can run it on starter fluid so long as spraying it but cuts out right away when stopped... is this a fuel pump or solenoid issue? thanks for help in advance
 
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Old 05-26-16, 12:24 PM
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It certainly sounds like a fuel issue. It could be a fuel pump, clogged fuel line, sticking anti-backfire (afterfire) solenoid or simply a dirty or clogged carburetor. I would start at the fuel tank and follow the fuel's path and make sure everything is good along the way.
 
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Old 05-26-16, 03:39 PM
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You don't have a fuel pump. It could be the solenoid...to test it, clamp or disconnect and plug the fuel line, remove the solenoid and drain the bowl of fuel. Plug the solenoid back in and turn the key to run and see if the plunger retracts.
If it tests good then it is likely a carb issue, could be stuck needle valve, clogged jet......
 
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ok i have cleaned the carb replaced solenoid.. still no start but will run on starter fluid really upsetting me now 2 acres of push mowing for a year is wasting time lol
 
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fuel is definitely getting to the carb but what is going on from there i cant say for sure. thinking of buying another carb but at 110... not sure i want to repeat this cycle.. also so you know i have replaced fuel lines fuel filter.. so that no one is thinking it is a clogged line or bad filter.. new battery new spark plug,, just really ticking me off right now.. changed oil was ready to get it running this season. fresh fuel.. not stale,,, so please help from the higher powers .. i need this to run.. please
 
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Old 05-31-16, 03:21 PM
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Since you should now have an extra solenoid, take the old one and cut the plunger off with a pair of snips....
 
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