Craftsman 6.75 HP Flooding Problem
I have two, nearly identical Craftsman mowers that I picked up for free because they were non running. I was working on them today and managed to get both running. However, I still have an issue with one of them.
After getting it running with some fresh gas, new oil and new filter, I pulled the plug and went down to the auto parts store to get a new one. When I got back, gas was coming out the spark plug hole and the bottom of the filter housing. I cleaned it up and put the new plug in. It ran, but the motor missed occasionally.
I mowed my lawn and let it sit for a while. When I tried to restart, gas was spewing out the exhaust manifold and the thing felt like it hydrolocked. Managed to get it loose by turning the mower on its side and letting the gas run out the exhaust. Started right up after that.
After sitting longer, gas was again coming out the air filter housing. Obviously I've got a carb flooding problem. How hard is it to pull one of these carbs and clean/rebuild? The model number for this Craftsman mower is 917.377593. Think it has the Tecumseh motor. Couldn't quite figure out how to drop the bowl on this one or remove the carb. Anyone have pictures or expertise with this type of mower?