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Craftsman Lawn mowermodel #917376536

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New Craftsman Model No. 917.376536 rotary lawn mower will not start.

Just purchased, unpacked and carefully unfolded handles. Plugged in and charged for over 24 hours. Filled with the oil supplied and put gas in tank. Will not key start, completely dead and pull cord for starting is too taut to pull. It has no give even if you try to move it down by the engine. Yes, I am holding the control bar down to the handle.

Posted August 11, 2010


Salina L, August 11, 2010

I see that someone else on Manage My Life's website has asked a similar question as yours. I have provided you with the link below. Hope this helps!

XX Wade_, August 11, 2010

Make sure both ends of the control cable are connected. Also look to see if when you pull the control bar down that it’s moving the cable. I have seen then get folded wrong and kink the cable preventing it from moving to disengage the flywheel brake device. If all that looks good take the spark plug out of the engine and try to pull it to start then. If it won’t pull then there is something bad going on. I would recommend contacting the store since it’s brand new.


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