I have a Craftsman LT2000, model 31C707 riding mower and it cranks and runs, but has but very little power. It will move forward and backward, but does not have power enough to mow the grass. Is this evidence of a burnt valve or what?
Thanks for your help in solving this problem!
Check battery and spark plugs. You are getting some power, but it seems weak. Be sure to check filter for being clogged or dirty!
If you are lacking the power to the motor of the machine it normally indicates that your spark plugs are bad, bad battery, or even a clogged carburetor.
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I have a Craftsman LT2000 mower. Why is oil shooting into my carburetor?
More than likely you have a crack in your manifold that is causing this to happen. This could be a gasket problem or a problem with one of the hoses on your lawnmower. You need to check the engine of the mower and find out where the oil is coming from. Check all your hoses and make sure they are not broken.
I have a Craftsman Lt2000 model 247280904 that will not get gas to the cylinder though, it does turn over. I have a new starter and battery, but when you go to start all it wants to do is crank and spin, but not start. I have checked all the gas lines. The carburetor is cleaned and it's getting spark and combustion. Any help would be appreciated!
I had the exact same issue on a 17 HP Kohler. After scratching my head for a couple hours, I just happened to notice the gas tank looked like it was under pressure. I took the gas cap off and the tank released the pressure and it fired right up. I put the cap back on and it stalled out after about a minute.
I have a Craftsman LT2000 that will crank, but not turn over. The engine is an Intek 19.5 hp Briggs and Stratton. The model is 31P677 0804 B1. I have spark, I changed out the fuel solenoid and grounded it to the block with the key on and it moves in and out. I've taken off the flywheel and the key is in place. The gap between the flywheel and ignition thing is gapped correctly. It has a new plug and fuel filter. I am getting fuel to the carb when I put gas in the cylinder it will backfire once.
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Sounds like your exhaust valve seat blew out.
I have a 2010 Craftsman LT2000 riding mower with a Briggs & Stratton engine. It will not start. When I turn the ignition it either clicks a bunch of times or spins once or twice, but doesn't turn over. I replaced the spark plug, adjusted the valves, got a new battery, and it still won't start.I did notice that it is slowly leaking gas somewhere (will not hold it in the tank over night). I'm guessing my problem is either the starter solenoid, the starter motor, or a clogged carburetor. Any suggestions?
My Craftsman riding mower won't start. I have replaced fuel lines, fuel filter, air filter, coil, spark plug, and the battery but the damn thing won't start. I have cleaned everything good, I can spray carb cleaner in the neck and it will try to start, but won't.What else can I do? I also added fresh gas and a fuel stabilizer just in case. Any suggestions will help. It is a Craftsman LT 2000 with Briggs and Stratton 18.5 HP OHV. I'm really frustrated with the whole lawn mower thing.
Sometimes you have to disconnect and reconnect the switch, which is located under the seat.
It sounds like you at the end of your rope and definitely need "professional" help.
Please call your local Sears Service/Parts center and ask them for help. I have always gotten very good answers (even if I did not buy anything) but they may ask you to bring your mower to their shop. They do know all of the common problems and can run down the list with you to see if you have covered all bases.
I have a Craftsman LT 2000 and it was running OK, but after I replaced the starter, ignition coil it wouldn't start back up so I replaced the starter solenoid also and there is still nothing. It will crank the first time and just spin, but if you try again it does nothing at all. When it cranked it did try to start, but then I heard a pop and nothing. I would be grateful for any help.
I've been jumping my mower off the starter and it has started fine. But after I added gas it started, shuddered, and then died. The engine spins and acts like it wants to start, but simply has not fired since.I am thinking bad gas? Should I drain the gas or try an additive? It only ran for maybe 3-5 seconds before cutting off.
Could be bad gas, or clogged fuel line or dirty air filter. Choke is open?
Hi, does the tractor have a battery properly installed? The reason being, there is a fuel shutoff solenoid located on the carburetor that requires 12 volts to open and allow fuel to enter the engine. Jumping directly to the starter will not provide electricity to that solenoid, therefore, the engine isn't getting gas. Try jumping directly to the battery cables so the electricity is supplied to the system and opens the fuel shutoff solenoid. If you have an ignition switch, safety switch or starter solenoid issue causing the starter to not engage via the ignition switch, install a battery and be sure the ignition is working properly and providing electricity to the fuel shutoff solenoid.
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I have a Lt 2000 18.5 hp Craftsman rider lawn mower that was given to me. The previous owner said it ran great and the only problem was it needed the gas lines repaired. I repaired all of the gas lines, but it will not start. I turn the key and it cranks or spins, but then stops.If I take the sparkplug out it spins like crazy. I did it for a few minutes (figured it was flooded). I put a new spark plug in and the same thing happens. What am I missing?
There is a switch under the seat. You could try disconnecting it and reconnecting it.
when it first happened to me I had to put a fuel filter and a shut off valve in the gas line. That fixed my problem.....
The most obvious issue would be a weak/bad starter. Make sure your battery is fully charged measuring at least 12.5 volts across the terminals. Then engage the starter while watching the voltage, it should not drop below 10+ volts. If the battery is good, then the starter is the likely culprit. Also, if the unit turns over in such a way that it stops on the compression stroke and you have to bump the starter a few times to get past the compression cycle, the valves may be out of adjustment causing the compression release to not function properly.
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My mower has been running with no problem. I stopped to get a drink and it would not restart. It turns over fine, but just never catches. Also, I noticed that it will intermittently backfire. The spark plug is fine and it is getting gas through the filter. Any ideas?
My mower was running normally when smoke started to come out of engine. Now it won't crank over. All fluid levels are full and normal.
My LT 2000 Craftsman lawn tractor won't start unless you spin it over with your hand a few turns. Then it will start, but not all the time. The starter is good. What could be problem?
There is a switch under the seat. You can try disconnecting it and reconnecting it.
If you are still having problems you might want to contact a Sears technician - easy to do and they usually answer your questions right away. You can fill out a form, chat on line, or call them directly.
Here is a link to their information and also a link to download your manual - in case you have misplaced yours.
I have got a Craftsman LT 2000. I tried to start it, but it won't even turn over. Is it a blade engagement issue?