riding mower wont start

i have a murray 20 hp riding mower about 5 yrs old,i had it started once after beating on the solonoid and pouring some gas in the carb,but it didnt stay on,reason no fuel i replaced fuel line put fresh fuel and anew solonoid,but it still wont turn on,it turns over but wont turn on,ps i noticed oil and posibble gas at the muffler tip,any suggestions guys, thank you sam
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On Sep 27, 3:39 pm, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

flooded
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On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:39:36 +0000, samhou2001 wrote:

Pull the plugs and crank it over to clear the cylinders. Replace the plugs and try to start like you normally would. If it doesn't start you'll need to determine if it is getting too little or too much fuel or no spark. If it fires but does not stay running check the plugs to see if they are wet with and have a strong smell of gas. If so the motor is flooding. If not it's not getting enough gas. Since you have gas in the muffler it may be flooding or doesn't have good enough spark. If you lack these kind of troubleshooting skills you're pretty much limited to changing plugs and what you've already done.
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I missed to mention that i replaced the spark plugs with new ones, and bypass the seat switch
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On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 20:40:11 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Lightly tap the carb bowl a few times with the screwdriver handle. The float /needle might be sticking, so the flooding. Otherwise, clean it with a spray carb cleaner and check the float.
-- Oren
"I don't have anything against work. I just figure, why deprive somebody who really loves it."
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Agreed, Owen. I just wanted to warn Sam that when he takes off the float bowl and removes the float swivel pin to remove it to watch for the needle valve as it comes out of the seat. Shake the float and if you hear sloshing it needs to be replaced. Shoot some carb cleaner into the valve seat and be sure to protect your eyes from splash back. Shoot the carb cleaner into every opening that you can find. Just a thought
Chuck
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On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 20:40:11 +0000, samhou2001 wrote:

Any excess smell of fuel when you try to start it? Does it fire at all? How does it try to start if it does, need to be more descriptive.
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On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:39:36 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Over choked ? See it the choke is stuck closed.
Your are sitting on the seat right - deadman switch..?
Fouled plugs.
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-- Your are sitting on the seat right - deadman switch..?
Quick Poll - Who here *hasn't* disabled the deadman switch under the seat of their riding mower?
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I haven't, but I only owned one tractor and sold it :)
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

Second thing I do is to bypass that damn switch, first thing is, take off the crap blades that came with the unit.
Clark...
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Clark wrote: ...

Bet it doesn't mow worth a lick that way... :)
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DerbyDad03 wrote: ...

I haven't -- but I don't have anything new enough to have had one to start with... :)
Well, I take that back, I have one--the JD 955 somebody else had already done it when I bought it. That count?
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already done it when I bought it. That count?
It only counts if you haven't considered hooking it back up. ;-)
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