Model #247370330 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Mower will not start 247370330 Craftsman Self-propelled lawn mower

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Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I am sorry to hear that the mower is not starting. I know how frustrating that is to have happen.

Since you’ve addressed the spark, and it is firing; this will more than likely be a fuel related issue as long as compression is good. You didn’t mention anything about cleaning the carburetor, and with your mention of fresh gas in the carb bowl, I presume you had old gas that may have gunked up an air passageway or the fuel jet.

I would pull the carb from the engine. With a full can of carb cleaner, a wire brush, and a bread tie wire to poke through and clean the main jet; I would recommend a very thorough cleaning. Start by taking off the float bowl. Douse it very liberally with carb cleaner, and undo the pin for the float, and remove the needle and float. Clean them very thoroughly with the wire brush and carb cleaner. Pay close attention to the seat the needle sits in and clean it well. Once clean, start brushing the carb bowl and body and make sure you get all the varnish out. It may take three or four brushings with carb cleaner dousing in-between. From there, take the straw of the carb cleaner and shoot carb cleaner through any little hole or passageway of the carb. Shoot out the throat of the carb and poke the main jet with the bread tie wire. You have to make sure you get everything the first time, if you leave anything behind, it’s likely to reclog once you have it reassembled. 

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business.  

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
December 08, 2014
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Thank you, Josh_s. I concluded the same thing when I removed the sediment bowl from the carburetor and looked at closely. It prompted me to go ahead and order a replacement carburetor from SearsPartsDirect.com since they were available. I think at some point I began using gasoline containing alcohol. At any rate, I'll report back after the new carburetor arrived and I get it installed.

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Rod -
December 08, 2014
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Have installed a new carburetor from PartsDirect and replaced the fuel line from the Primer Bulb. The mower still won't start. The gasoline is fresh, and I double checked the spark plug gap. The flywheel cannot misaligned when installed because of the shear pin notches on both flywheel and shaft - or can it?

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Rod -
December 26, 2014
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One rear wheel disengages intermittently on Variable drive rear propelled Craftman mower (917.377820) 247370330 Craftsman Self-propelled lawn mower

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Thanks for the inquiry and for using SearsPartsDirect.com.
Sorry to hear of the drive issue you're having with the rear right wheel on this Craftsman, I know how frustrating those issues can be.
I was not able to pull up the YouTube video link for some reason, it didn't seem to recognize the URL.
However, I agree with your assumption with the "pawl/pin" being at fault as long as teeth/cogs look good on the wheels. It may not be catching properly. With the issue seeming to be isolated to the rear right, that will rule out the belt, gearcase, or pulleys.
Hope this helps and wish you the best with the repair. Thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com.

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
May 20, 2014

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