Craftsman Tractor only Starts if I Jump It
I have a 20 year old Craftsman 917.254860 Briggs and Stratton model 422707. It will only start if I jumb it and eventually kills new batteries. I changed the stator and ran it after charging the battery. After use it will not start even with a jump and new battery. Now it has a burning smell from the engine. Could be the new stator. I'm a shady tree repairman enjoying playing with it but now the thrill is gone. Any help will be appreciated. Here is a link to the manual.