Model #987799601 CRAFTSMAN chipper shredder/vacuum, gas

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Regarding my Crafsman Eager-1 Chipper/ Vac. Model - 987799601 ser- 470360202411 Engine information- # 143945016 displacement- 4134 A


Next time the engine dies, loosen the fuel cap for ten seconds. If the engine will start after priming, I recommend replacing the fuel cap. The fuel cap has a vent that should allow air to replace the used fuel. If the vent is plugged, fuel will eventually stop flowing from the tank.

If you do not think fuel is not the problem, you have to determine if the engine has spark. To check the engine for spark remove the spark plug wire and insert a screwdriver into the boot. Make sure to hold the handle of the screwdriver and position the exposed metal portion of the screwdriver close to something metal on the engine. A bolt head will work well. While you hold it in this position have a helper try to start the engine. You should see a spark from the screwdriver to the bolt head. This mean the coil is good. If you do not see a spark most likely the coil need to be replaced. If you see a spark the problem is most likely fuel related.

I hope this is helpful. If you need further assistance, please submit more details.

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

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 15, 2012

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