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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My 5.5 eager craftsman mower wont start have new spark plug

Customer Question

my 5.5 eager craftsman mower wont start have new spark plug new AIR FILTER
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: YES
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: HOP-EFULLY TO SAVR TIME
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: MOWER WORKED FINE 2 DAYS AGO TODAY WONT START
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Do the old spark test, remove the spark plug and with it grounded to the engine, crank and watch for spark at the plug tip. If it has spark, put a teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole, reinstall the spark plug and see if it will fir for a few seconds. If it does, no fuel is going through the carburetor.