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

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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Anonymous Flag
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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