Fix a Lawnmower That Starts Then Dies Sears Craftsman / Tecumseh With Metal Bowl



How to fix a lawnmower that dies immediately after starting. It starts with priming but no fuel is getting to the engine. This shows how to clean the main jet on a Craftsman mower with a Tecumseh engine that has a metal bowl with a bolt that serves as the Main Jet.

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24 thoughts on “Fix a Lawnmower That Starts Then Dies Sears Craftsman / Tecumseh With Metal Bowl

  1. mine didn't look dirty, i could see through the hole, gave a quick clean, even blew into the hole (this is sounding kinda dirty)…but HELL yeah it worked like a charm!

  2. You know I did the same thing to Took out that little Both Clean it really well even clean the bowl out dried everything off put it back together again and a son of a bitch still cuts off Change a spark plug by the new air filter the son of a bitch's still cuts off

  3. Before you go to all this effort, try some Carb cleaner sprayed into the air intake. I did this with my mower, 3 or 4 sprays, waited about 30 seconds, then it started right up.

  4. I am a little Mechanically inclined. I seen a Craftsman 4.5 Hp for free online. People moved to house and was on side of house. Got it home took blower cleaned debree off all around it. Drained old gas put in new plug and gas.
    Cleaned Carb with Carb cleaner then put in some starter fluid into carb..Yup you got it. Had a feeling the issue was what you had said..Cleaned that screw bowl and gasket..Starts..
    Thanks for the refresher ..
    Total price 12 bucks plug and Air Cleaner.. Keep up the good work. Excellent Video.

  5. I have a green craftsman push mower with the Tecumseh engine with flooding and starting problems. It looks a little different than the one in the video but has the exact carburetor setup. Pulled the carburetor bowl off and found some cloudy gas. Wiped that out and ran a sewing needle through the small holes even thought they didn't look clogged. Started run up afterwards. After this Im going to run an inline fuel filter. This video is the truth. Thumbs up!

  6. I did just as shown, cleaned the tiny holes include the one on top without using the carb cleaner spray. My mower work well now.

  7. Worked like a charm. My Craftsman 5.3HP mower fired up first pull! I just removed the bolt/jet (cleaned it) and did NOT remove the carb bowl. If you remove the bowl, you may need to install a new gasket, otherwise, you risk leaks.

  8. Thanks you so much, I have told my husband how to repair is lawn mower that he was cursing this morning because it dies on him every time he tried to start it, I feel sooo gooood! Who's the boss now!!!!

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