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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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S 18.5 Intek Plus in a Craftsman DYT 4000, has run fine

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B &S 18.5 Intek Plus in a Craftsman DYT 4000, has run fine all spring, shut it off to empty bins and will not start, just turns over and backfires every few seconds while cranking???
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
In the bottom of the carburetor is an electric solenoid , is it opening? It has to have 12 volts as soon as the key is turned on and as to open the port to the main jet.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not sure, I will check that. I did pull the air filter and could see gas in the carb, also had spark at the plug.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Solenoid plugs the main jet.