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My 26 hp &S began misfiring for no apparent reason. Where…

My 26 hp B&S...

My 26 hp B&S began misfiring for no apparent reason. Where should I begin looking for the problem?

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

This happened two days ago and I just put it in my garage. I need to use the Craftsman tractor and need a fix?

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

If I can.

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

The tractor is 10 year old, runs well, and I was mowing the yard when it happened. It doesn't use oil. I just completed its 500 hour check up with oil & filter change and new air filter.

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f​irst thing to do is replace the spark plugs. let me know what color the spark plug tips are. could be caused by worn plugs, or moisture in the fuel.

I would suggest change the plugs and see if it clears up

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hi, Jon. My name is John. I will pull the spark plugs and get new ones. These have about 250 hours on them.

oh yes, time for a change then.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I will try the spark plug route first. I'll be heading for Autozone. Thank you
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