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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I own a Craftsman String mower with a four horse tecumseh

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I own a Craftsman String mower with a four horse tecumseh engine and I replaced the spark plug and the air filter and put fresh gasoline in but I can't get it to start
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Remove the spark plug, and put a teaspoon of fuel into the cylinder, re-install the spark plug and see if it will start for a few seconds. If it starts and dies, the engine is not getting fuel. Check the fuel supply to the carburetor, then the carburetor .