Help with starting Mower

Corky71(7)June 27, 2014

I have a craftsman 917370431. Mower is 1 year old. It pretty much has started on 1 pull since day 1. A couple of days ago I replaced the blade as per directions. When I started it it started to make a clunking like sound, almost like the blade was loose. I stopped it immediately and tightened up the blade bolt as much as I could. When I went to start it again it wouldn't start at all. Thinking I may have flooded engine from tilting the mower I waited a day and tried again but mower still isn't starting.

Anybody have any ideas as to what could have gone wrong? Thanks in advance.


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IF you tipped it over with the carb side down, you probably saturated the air filter with oil.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2014 at 7:02PM
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Thanks Bill. Actually when I removed the blade again I noticed the star center of the blade adapter had broke and it's unable to keep the blade tight. If I replace the adapter do you think it would fix the problem or did I likely cause more damage?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 11:25AM
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