This is somewhat off topic, but I can?t get my lawn tractor to start.
Yesterday it was running fine. It ran out of gas and now won?t start.
It is a 2005 Craftsman Lawn tractor with a 17.5 Briggs & Stratton
engine. Sears wants a hundred bucks to look at it.
Yesterday I filled it up with good gas. I did standard trouble shooting.
It has spark and compression, but doesn?t seem to be getting gas. I
checked the fuel filter to see if it was clogged. Plenty of gas is going
to the carb. I disassembled the carb to blow any crap in the jets and
check the float valve. Everything looks good. A little gas in the intake
and she starts right up, but stops as soon as that gas is used up. The
float bowl has an electronic solenoid. It is getting current and
actuates when it gets current. I am running out of tricks.
Anybody got and idea what the problem is? Something seems to be going on
with the carburetor, but I can?t seem to be able to figure it out. It is
probably something simple.
- posted 15 years ago