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Old 06-06-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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Lawn mower starting issue

I have a craftsman push mower with a briggs engine. The only way I can start the mower is if I prime a few times then I have to tilt the mower about half way on it's side then if I pull it will start in one or two pulls. If I do not tilt with I can pull and pull and it will never start. Any ideas on what I can check to try and fix this issue so I can start normally. I have even tried priming a few extra times and that does not help.


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Old 07-24-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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Lawn mower starting issue

Off hand i would say the primer is not working. To check, remove the air filter, press the primer. You should see gas shooting into carburetor


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Old 07-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #3
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Very common for the primmer bulb to get a crack in it, most are easy to replace by just removing 4, small screws.
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