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in order to clean the internals of a carb the right way it has to be removed, the jets removed and the passages cleaned out thoroughly. you cant just spray into it

Craftsman Garden | Answered on May 28, 2019

Likely a fuel flow issue but could be carburetor. First replace fuel filter and retest. If still problem, raise the fuel level above the carburetor (fill the tank). If the problem goes away, then almost for certain it's a fuel pump related issue. Check for cracks in fuel line from tank to pump and cracks in the impulse air line.

Craftsman Garden | Answered on May 27, 2019

If it has compression and spark it has to be gas. Try a new plug. If it still does not start consider replacing the carb. About $14 fro m Ebay. Make sure to replace the fuel lines going into tank. They come with a carb kit usually.

Craftsman Garden | Answered on May 25, 2019

If you guys can get me the make, model & serial number of your machines....I can get you a diagram for free and help you through it.

Craftsman 42 in.... | Answered on May 24, 2019


Craftsman Garden | Answered on May 22, 2019

very likely,it is a solenoid on the bottom of your your finger on the float bowl,turn ignition switch on and off several times,you should feel the solenoid operate each time.if not,either replace it,or deactivate it by removing it and cutting the end off the solenoid then reinstall.all it does is prevent backfiring when stopping the engine

Craftsman Garden | Answered on May 21, 2019

Most likely needs valves adjusted. If you can give model number off of the engine, i can try to find the manual or instructions on how to do this for you.

Craftsman 21 HP... | Answered on May 20, 2019

When the engine is running but the high pressure lance valve is closed the pressure rises and lifts the unloader valve from it's seat and the water is then circulated through the unloader valve which presents considerably less resistance to the flow than the lance nozzle therefore the engine is doing less work.

When the lance valve is opened the line pressure will drop even further and the unloader valve will close causing a sudden pressure rise, therefore the engine will be working much harder.

Craftsman Garden | Answered on May 19, 2019

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