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I have a Briggs and Stratton 24h platinum engine in my

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I have a Briggs and Stratton 24h platinum engine in my craftsman yts4000 lawn tractor that has always been hard starting since it was new and now wont start

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes on the fuel and there is no shut off valve

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes if possible

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It seems to be a fuel issue

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 11 months ago
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Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Since this has been an issue ever since it was new, the first thing that I would check is to make certain that the choke is closing all the way when you go to start it. It sounds like maybe it just wasn't adjusted properly from the factory which is causing it to be hard to get started. This can be done by just readjusting the cable position in the clamp at or near the carburetor.

Does the engine seem to turn over okay?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I've got it figured out thanks. It is a carburetor issue.
Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 11 months ago

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