Your Craftsman riding mower and tractor is an unbeatable aid when it comes to keeping vast expanses of lawn neat and beautiful. From time to time, however, your riding mower may run a little rough, particularly if you're putting it back into use after several months of storage. Here are some troubleshooting tips to get it back in top working order.
Especially after several months without being used, your riding mower needs a tune-up. Check the ignition, which can cause the engine to sputter if not working properly. Replace riding mower parts such as the oil filter, air filter, fuel filter and spark plug, and fill the engine with new oil. You should also clean the engine cooling fins to keep your mower in good shape.
If your riding mower runs roughly or if you need to keep the choke partly open to get it to function, the problem may be the carburetor. It's possible to get a rebuild kit to rebuild your mower's carburetor, but it's often simpler just to replace it. Seek out lawn mower repair help if you need assistance figuring out which choice to make.
Sometimes a lawn mower's sputtering is due to low compression. When this occurs, often it means the head gasket needs to be replaced. This complex repair task requires removing the cylinder head.
Sears PartsDirect has the supplies and know-how to help you with routine maintenance, as well as the parts you need for any repairs of your Craftsman riding mower and tractor. To get started, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button or call 1-800-252-1698.