Cleaning Carburetor On Craftsman Lawn Mower




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zak062: Thank you for the awesome video. Just followed your steps. The float was not light to lift. I got her to loosen up and she started.

Pierre Bushel: Thanks for the vid. I'll give it a try before I trash my 10 year old mower. I'd love to save it. But it stops right after it starts.

Cokeman Cokeman: Mine went from not starting at all to firing up on the first pull. Mine is 16 years old.

Vernon Blythe: Everything went fine with disassembly, but then I found the needle valve laying on top of the mower & don't know where it goes. Tried to thread the very fine wire through the shaft which extends into the bowl, but then the metering screw does not want to tighten. Where does the needle valve go? Thanks.

ooozmin: Hi I got an older lawn mower (without the whole primer bulb etc) but somebody told me a need to clean my carb....but I don't see it anywhere...tips?

Beto Cervantes: Now i can cut my jungle in the back

cactushair1: I went off your instructions it totally worked. I called a dealer and they told me that it would cost 65.00 to clean it out .

Miriam Schaefer: Thanks great video! I wanted to ask about the valve screw that holds the aluminium bowl... I cleaned out the horizontal hole with a wire that worked fine but the hole going down from the top seems to be stuck or is it not supposed to connect with the bottom tunnel?

dmoney311: Simply outstanding vid....I have my mom's old junker she got last year for 60 bucks..Now she wont start and I figured ole youtube would help me out and it sure did. I'll follow your instructions tomorrow and also try a new spark plug. After that your guess is as good as mine...Once again ..very good vid.....

Turbo231: @Superthecod Good chance...can't hurt to look.

karma667: thanks much, saved my Sunday afternoon! Cheers!

Steve Maikawa: Thanks for the video! My mower is working again, and boy, is my lawn happy.

TractorWorld: @CSAKvids agreed! i like how the carb is easy to get to

scotsman1592: I did it the way you showed, and mower is back up and running like a champ. Awesome post brother. I learned A LOT!

djkaneck1: Thank you so much, I have the exact same lawn mower and it had the exact same symptoms. I used my Iphone with this vid and followed it step by step. After 2 hours, it works like a charm. Once again thank you man. Peace.

Alan McRae: Thanks for making this video! You did a great job! This kind of effort represents, to me, what's BEST about the internet!

violentwart: Thanks for the video. I just had problems with my lawn mower with a Tecumseh engine not running properly. It's not getting enough gas - will only run if you keep pressing primer bulb. This video gives me what I need to dismantle and clean it.

leutententdann: you are great, this is the first time i ever work on an engine. i watched a lot of videos and i learned a lot from yours , i have the same exact mower which has been sitting up for 5 plus years , I'm working on my grandmothers mower which see gave me because my uncles could not fix it and because i have no mower and can not afford one she prob will pass away so it holds a lot of value to me. i have already have taken off the entire carb filter mulfer gas tank at least 10 time. hope the 11th last

CookEatNow: Really good video.

Turbo231: Not everyone has access to compressed air but everyone can buy carb cleaner.

This Dang Car: Good video man, I just uploaded one about a similar mower, its a Craftsman 4.0, and it looks like the same carb arrangement, the mower just looks to be a newer model It should be in your vid response approval box check it out!

Rob Dressel: Good stuff. took me 30 minutes and I'm a rookie at this. Thanks!

Mark Swift: i thought something more serious was wrong with the mower, but after doing what you described in the video (but without removing the primer bulb), my mower is working very nicely. Thanks.

dangflo: HELP I have a craftsman similar to this. It won't start after storing for winter. I changed the gas, topped up the oil, changed the sparkplug, changed the filter, cleaned the carb. It's not even close to starting.

BradM32701: I've been having problems with my mower all day today. It worked for about 20 minutes and then shut off. Now it starts, then stops immediately. Looking online, it seems the carburetor needs to be cleaned. you said it was a 13mm bolt holding the bowl in place, is this always the case? I am going to the store to pick up a basic ratchet set and want to know that I get the correct size to take off the carb bowl. Thanks for any help you can give me.

aerussel: Thanks man, you just saved me from paying to get my mower tuned up.

ragonmark: Picked up a 4.5 HP Craftsman Tecumseh. Took me ten minutes to figure out the "bolt" or main jet that holds the float bowl on had a hole straight through the middle of it. Must have pushed too hard when I cleaned all the gunk out...Looked like it was actually designed to have a hole straight though the middle for cleaning...got that re-sealed with a stem of a q-tip and ran like a top. Had to "MacGyver" it til I can get a new bolt. Excellent video. Looks like it helped a lot of folks.

rdhj: great vid..just told me how to check my primer that doesnt seem to work

Bizango66: Very cool! Thank you. Going to try this tomorrow.

Marlene Krueger: @Turbo231 Thank you! I can't wait to see the video tomorrow. My neighbors will be happy to see a weed free lawn!

HomeOwnerRepair: Very nice job on the this video. Thanks for helping people out.

jeremy lee: that stuff dosent burn i did that with my mower wenrt to start it never did and when it did start thik black smoke

Bill Boger: 1:52 Impartent port?

jimlasalle: thanks for the great video! It helped me get my machine working again! Saved me $100 service call.

Turbo231: The primer bulb? Its pretty common. Instead of relying on a choke and engine vacuum to put more gas in the engine, the bulb just squirts more gas in there, thus helping cold starting.

jogmas12: thanks, i have a craftsmans 6 hp lawnmower where the engine is the same maker as yours. i am experiencing hard starting and it when it starts it will only run for a few seconds. Takes a while to get it to the point where it wont do this and eventually it will start and run continuous. I'll try what you did and see if that will fix the problem

CecieR: Thank you very much for the clear instruction. I have a Craftsman 6.0 with B&S engine which quit on me almost 2 years ago. Even though the carb is a little different, I was able to follow your instructions on removing the gas tank and the bowl. The jet was indeed clogged and the bowl showed some water. I blasted the carb and the lines just like you did with carb cleaner and soaked the jet in the same. After I put everything back, I was able to start the engine with just one pull. Thanks.

Turbo231: @MrMilitantviper Yes, those will work too...pretty much any solvent will help you clean the parts.

leutententdann: yes it does.. it is inside the gas tank lol (the metal screen)

hannah082203: Can someone tell me where to get a replacement metering valve, as my husband was tightning the screw it broke in half and i have no idea where to get one.

familyman_notw: God bless you brother I was planning to get rid of my mower after many searchs I ended up here thanks to your video my mower runs brand new!! GOD BLESS!!

Turbo231: No it doesn't...the bowl acts as the filter, that's it.

Turbo231: Probably. <--best I can do.

dangflo: figured out my problem, it was so simple! the spark plug gap was too large, bent it down with a hammer and now it starts like a champ!

raytrayt2001: Is there a gas filter on this mower? Thanks.

Jeff Eppinette: Thank you for a clear and instructive video. It just saved me about $60! The mower runs well after following your instructions!

Wild4Arbonne: oh boy...out to give it a try!

1WiredBomb1: hi - I watched this, hopefully it will help. My primer bulb is fine.....but when I push it gas leaks out somewhere.....not from the bulb but from the carburetor possibly. Any thoughts?

Karl Hayes: @Turbo231 - can we clean the carburettor with WD-40 or Liquid Wrench ???

jamissis: Thanks for posting this! I bought a Craftsman mower for $25 that hadn't been run in 10 yrs, now it runs like a champ!

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