craftsman mower starts, then immediately dies
I have a Craftsman 917.377842 with a Honda engine (GCV190A-S3A.) I used it a few weeks ago, and when it ran out of gas, I left it outside, since it was not supposed to rain, and I was going to finish mowing the next day. When I tried to mow the next day, the mower would start, and then immediately die.
I am not a mechanic, but I'm a relatively intelligent person, so I think I could fix it with some guidance. I would just take it to a repair shop, but they all have a 2 week wait! If I wait that long, my lawn will be ready for haying...
So, after reading and researching online, I've tried a few things, with no success.
It has fuel.
The fuel cap vent is clean.
I drained the gas from the bottom of the carb, in case there was water in it.
I know the next step is probably to remove the carb and clean it, but I'm not ready to try this without some guidance. I've looked online for a service manual. but couldn't find one.