Craftsman Push Mower

ksrjreed1April 17, 2010

I have a Craftsman push mower that I have owned for roughly four years and have had the same problem for four years, everytime I start it up it starts up fine then dies out of no where, if you keep pushing the primer button it will stay on but you let off of the primer the mower loses power and slowly dies, what could be going wrong and what do I need to do to fix it. Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Check the main jet for varnish in the holes. Clean with a fine wire and carb cleaner. If that doesn't fix it, you have varnish in your carb. If your carb is mounted on top of the gas tank, you need a new diaphragm.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 6:28AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Tru-cut Reel Clutch Adjustment
I've owned this guy since new (1979). Beyond normal...
john deere RX75 belt diagram
I have a Rx75 with 9hp motor. I bought it used and...
JD L100 and LA100 series trans oil change
I have a JD L118. It had a K46 trans that failed at...
Craftsman ZTS 7500
Going to look at a used one of these tomorrow. Anything...
New Purchase
Well hard to believe that it took over 25 yrs to breakdown...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™