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Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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I am helping my son-in-law with a cub cadet rzt 17 mower.

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I am helping my son-in-law with a cub cadet rzt 17 mower. I successfully found the electrical problems (solenoid and brake safety switch). I can now get it to turn over for a time or two, but it fires up then shuts down with occasional backfire through the carb. Rebuilt carb, new spark plug.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thank you for choosing Just answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Will your engine continue to run, if you partially choke your carburetor? The backfiring could be caused by your valves being out of adjustment. You and I can continue from here. Thanks!