Craftsman Riding Mower Won't Start

I have a Crafstman riding mower. I haven't used it for about nine months. Unfortunately before winter came nothing was done to "winterize" it. Now I can't get it to start. Should I change the oil? Empty the gas and refill it? As you can tell I'm not a "handyman"!

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April 2, 20160 found this helpful
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Change ALL the fluids, clean the battery terminals, and change the spark plugs as well. AutoZone and other auto supply stores sell a 'gap' tool that will assist you in adjusting the spark plug gaps.

I'm a woman who had to learn these things (the hard way, oh well, now I do know:). As the need arose pre-Internet days to get my mower running after a hard winter, I found a Reader's Digest 'how to' book at the library and learned from it. You can do the same - I would never have thought myself mechanically minded or able until I left a John Deere lawn mower under a tarp in my back garden over a harsh winter, now I can work on just about any mower or other small engine machine!

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June 12, 20161 found this helpful

ALL SEARS/CRAFTSMAN lawn and garden products are GARBAGE. Buy a case of quality beer. Enlist the help of 3 of your best friends or neighbors.

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Ask them to help you heave you Craftsman riding lawnmower in the the nearest large dumpster. After that, drink up and enjoy the rest of your life.

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June 24, 20160 found this helpful

GEE my 20hp Kohler powered Craftsman garden tractor is 17 years old I cut grass and plow snow with it .Runs as good as my neighbors John Deere I just put my first drive belt on. Other then a few battries and changing the oil it's GREAT

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

I agree

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May 29, 20160 found this helpful

Change the oil gas an plug

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July 24, 20160 found this helpful

same thing. My fuel pump broke, I think if froze. replaced it and she works fine

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