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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I can't start my &S 26 hp ELSA Skaggs mower 48" rider. Last

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I can't start my B&S 26 hp ELSA Skaggs mower 48" rider. Last time out was fine. It's not out of gas! Spark plugs are new. Air filter is new. What possible things can keep it from starting?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. I will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

How long has it been since your engine last started up, and continued to run to your satisfaction?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It ran just fine one week ago when I mowed last.
Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

Does your engine spin when your turn your key to start position?

Expert:  Donald replied 11 months ago.

If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up and run briefly.