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Old 06-11-2016, 09:43 PM   #1
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Craftsman lawn mower hard to start


Hello all,
I have a Craftsman self propelled lawn mower, model #917.377791, (Honda engine) that will not start without a shot of starter fluid. I can pull until my arm is about ready to fall off and nothing. Remove the air cleaner and spray a quick shot of starter fluid in the carb and one pull and it fires right up and runs fine. I use StaBil in the gas and run it dry before winter but was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to get it to start without the starter fluid.
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Need to clean the carb.
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Gunk will still build up in those tiny carbs, A cleaning, or replacement will probably get you relief on that arm.

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Thanks guys. I'll try cleaning the carb.
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