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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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I have a Craftsman lawn tractor mod # 917.287070, Today it

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i have a Craftsman lawn tractor mod ####-##-####
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Today it sputtered to a stop. Cannot get it to start
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: All yes>i was using it when it stopped
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If I can, if not then I will need assistance
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Thats the short story
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 10 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 10 months ago.

You and I need to determine if our problem is fuel related, or if it is ignition related. If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up and run briefly.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Tried that . It didn't help
Expert:  Donald replied 10 months ago.

Are you saying that your engine did not start up, after using the carburetor cleaner?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Engine did not start after carb cleaner
Expert:  Donald replied 10 months ago.

Do you know how to check to see if you are getting spark, to your spark plug?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Put in new plug. How to check for spark?
Expert:  Donald replied 10 months ago.

Click on the link above. After it opens scroll down, to see spark checking procedure.

Expert:  Donald replied 10 months ago.

Are you requesting a phone call?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks for your effort Donald, however find this type of communication to be very tedious. Good by. And thank you
Expert:  Donald replied 10 months ago.

You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you.