Craftsman mower won't start/prime
I have a Craftsman mower, model # 917.385127, with a Briggs and Stratton engine, 5.50 ft-lbs torque, 158 cc. It's less than a year old, and I think I've only used it 5 times.
I was mowing yesterday and it died. It had plenty of oil and gas. I started it again and a bunch of white smoke shot out the side. It started but died within a few seconds. I couldn't get it to start again after that.
When I go to push the prime button, it feels and sounds like nothing is happening.
I checked the air filter, it was pretty clean, but I cleaned it anyway. I cleaned it with a little gas (from reading some on this forum). Tried to start it again, it started, but died immediately.
Any help would be appreciated. I don't know much about lawn mower engines, so please dumb down your responses a little.