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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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Have brand new battery but had problems starting lawn

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have brand new battery but had problems starting lawn tractor..and then it sprayed some gas once it started. any idea what the problem is
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: fuel in the tank..where is the shut off valve its craftsmen lawn tractor###-##-####JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
when trying to start it sounds like it's trying to "start" but it just seem to it's not "catching"..if that makes sense
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
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Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 2 months ago.

Hello, did it spray gas out of the air filter assembly or did you spray gas into the filter to start it?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I was sitting on the tractor..and would see the spray on the ground...on the right hand front side. The air filter is on the left side and I didn't see any spray from that direction.
Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** shutoff is the small solenoid screwed into the bottom of the carburetor bowl with a wire going to it.