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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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Bolins rider mower with &S power built 13.5 HP 344cc engine,

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Bolins rider mower with B&S power built 13.5 HP 344cc engine , wouldn't start found fuse blown, replaced engine cranks, battery checked but will not start any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have spark if you remove spark plug and ground it?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If you have spark, do you have compression? Check by putting finger over the spark plug hole and see if it has enough compression to move your finger.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If you have spark and compression, put a teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug and see if it starts.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If it starts and dies, the fuel is not getting to cylinder. Is there solenoid in the base of the carburetor?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Solenoid would have to have 12 volts to open.