Model #917378070 CRAFTSMAN walk behind lawnmower, gas

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Mower won't prime, won't start without spraying starting fluid in carbuerator, won't continue to run.


Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. Based on your symptoms, I suspect the problem is either old fuel or a dirty carburetor. If you have not drained all of the old gas out of the mower, I recommend doing that first. Then refill the tank with fresh fuel. If the engine still will not start, I recommend cleaning the carburetor. If you feel comfortable doing this repair, please click here to watch a video on how to clean the carburetor. If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears technician. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link to order any parts you need. Sears Parts Direct .

Please let me know if you need further assistance, on the repair of the mower.

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
April 26, 2012

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