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where is the choke on the craftsman lt1000 riding lawn mower

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where is the choke on the craftsman lt1000 riding lawn mower? i'm having trouble starting it on a cold engine.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Rick replied 6 years ago.
What is the model number of your LT1000? Should start with 917... and be on a sticker under the seat.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

917 275 391


the directions say to put the throttle in full and use the choke if starting is a problem and the engine is cold. but i can't find a choke.

Expert:  Rick replied 6 years ago.

They hide this one in plain sight. Wink




The throttle control actually works the choke as well. If you move the throttle lever all the way to the top toward the symbol that looks like a flapper plate between two lines, that is the choke position to use when it's cold. Other machines often have a separate lever to pull out to choke it, but on this one they had to be sneaky.


Hope this helps! Best of success!

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