Craftsman only runs 5-8 seconds
I have a Craftsman mower Model# 917.387282 (Tecumseh motor) and I'm having trouble keeping it running. It seems that it only runs with as much gas is primed through it. I have removed the Carb (and all parts) and cleaned it thouroughly but still having trouble. Spark plug and air filter is new, gas was replaced, gas cap vent hole is clear, float seems to be working, no blockage in any tubes or bottom of gas tank. The only thing I can see that might be causing a problem is the primer bulb has a crack in it. Not sure if that would stop it from running or not. Also .. if that is the problem, any idea where I could pick one up? Thanks !!