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Diagnose & Troubleshoot Lawn Tractors

Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions

Common Symptoms:

Engine cranks but will not start

Possible Causes Corrective Actions

1Throttle or choke not in starting position

Check operator’s manual for correct position for throttle control and choke for starting.

No fuel in carburetor

Gasoline tank is empty. Fill tank with fresh gasoline. Fuel line or filter is blocked with dirt or debris. Clean fuel line. Replace fuel filter.

Spark plug wire disconnected, spark plug fouled or faulty

Connect spark plug wire. Check with spark plug tester. Clean and set gap to proper setting. Replace spark plug.

Dirty air filter

Clean or replace air filter.