Craftsman Mower Keeps Stalling

My Craftsman 6.5 hp lawn mower runs on prime then stalls immediately. I replaced the plug and filter. I am getting the same result any Ideas?

By Brian from MA

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

Just before this problem occured, were you getting heavy black smoke out of the exhaust?

I am thinking you have a bad carb. The newer carbs today are all one piece. they arent made to last. try replacing the carb. Shouldnt cost more than $14.

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March 11, 20160 found this helpful

If nothing else works, look for your fuel bowl underneath the carburetor. You'll find a 'bolt' on the bottom of the bowl. Drain fuel tank 1st, then remove this 'bolt from the fuel bowl. You'll find that the 'bolt' is what's commonly referred to as a 'banjo bolt', and will have a small hole in the top, and 2 smaller holes on the sides where your gasket/washer is on your banjo bolt. Clean any foreign matter out of this bolt, blow it clean, and re-install. See if that won't work to keep it running, as those holes in your banjo bolt is what allows the fuel to flow freely into your carb.

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