Help! My riding mower is slow to crank after sitting idle for several days.
It is a 5 year old Craftsman with a 17.5 hp Kohler engine and rear fuel
tank. I crank it now by pouring a few drops of gas directly into the
carburetor. It fires right up and runs very smoothly (no sputters, pops or
stalls) the rest of way. The fuel line filter has been changed several
times. I thought of trying to add a primer bulb onto the fuel line, but I
can't find one. Any suggestions?
Slow cranking is a battery problem. 5 years old with probably little
attention to the battery results in a battery that doesn't hold a
charge very well. Get a new. Failure to fire up right away is likely
due to leak down of gas and slow cranking aggrevates the condition.
Add some carb cleaner to the gas.
don h wrote:
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