Troubleshooting - Craftsman 143.996524 Operator's Manual

6.5 reserve power 12 cubic inch (195 cc) displacement solid state ignition
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TROUBLESHOOTING
THE FOLLOWING
MAY HELP AVOID A DELAY IN YOUR WORK OR
SAVE THE EXPENSE
OF A SERVICE CALL.
ENGINE FALLS TO START OR STARTS WITH DIFFICULTY
CAUSE
REMEDY
Controls not in start position.
Sparkplugwire disconnected f romsparkplug.
Sparkplugfouled.
Spark plug porcelain cracked.
;Insufficient fuel.
Water or dirt in fuel.
Improper carburetor adjustment
Move ENGINE CONTROL or equipment control to "HI" or
START pastion. See "STARTING" instructionsin this
manual.
Connect SPARK PLUG WIRE to SPARK PLUG.
Remove SPARK PLUG and clean it. See "SPARK
PLUG" instructions in "MAINTENANCE" section in this
manual.
Install new spark plug.
Fill FUEL TANK par "BEFORE STARTING" Instructions.
Drain FUEL TANK and re-fill with clean, fresh gasoline.
See "BEFORE STARTING" instructions in this manual.
Adjust carburetor (if applicable). See "ADJUSTMENTS"
section in this manual.
ENGINE LACKS POWER
CAUSE
Dirty air cleaner.
Improper carburetor adjustment.
Lack of lubdcaiton.
REMEDY
Replace or clean air cleaner per 'AIR CLEANER"
instructions in "MAINTENANCE" section in this manual.
A_ust carburetor (if applicable). See "ADJUSTMENTS"
section in this manual.
Fill oil sump to proper level. See "BEFORE STARTING"
instructions section in this manual.
ENGINE MISSES UNDER LOAD
CAUSE
Spark plug fouled.
Spark plug porcelain cracked.
Improper spark plug gap.
Improper carburetor adjustment
REMEDY
Remove SPARK PLUG and clean it. See "SPARK
PLUG" instructions in "MAINTENANCE" section in this
manual.
Install new SPARK PLUG.
Regap SPARK PLUG electrodes. See 'SPARK PLUG"
instructionsin "MAINTENANCE" section in this manual.
Adjust carburetor (if applicable). Sea "ADJUSTMENTS"
section in this manual.
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