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Troubleshooting - Craftsman 143.996514 Operator's Manual

6.5 reserve power 12 cubic inch (185 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 FAILS TO START OR STARTS WITH DIFFICULTY
CAUSE
Controlsnot in start position
Spark plug wire disconnectedfrom spark plug.
Spark plug fouled.
Spark plug porcelain cracked.
Insufficientfuel.
Water or dirt in fuel.
Impropercarburetor adjustment
ENGINE LACKS POWER
CAUSE
Dirtyair cleaner.
Impropercarburetor adjustment.
Lackof lubdcaiton.
ENGINE MISSES UNDER LOAD
CAUSE
Spark plug fouled.
Spark plug porcelain cracked.
Improperspark plug gap.
Impropercarburetor adjustment
REMEDY
Move ENGINE CONTROL or equipment controlto "HI"or
START postion. See "STARTING" instructionsin this
manual.
Connect SPARK PLUG WIRE to SPARK PLUG.
Remove SPARK PLUG and clean it. See "SPARK
PLUG" instructionsin "MAINTENANCE' section in this
manual.
Install new spark plug.
Fill FUEL TANK per "BEFORE STARTING" instructions.
Drain FUEL TANK and re-fill with clean, fresh gasoline.
See "BEFORE STARTING" instructionsin this manual.
Adjustcarburetor (if applicable). See "ADJUSTMENTS"
section in this manual.
REMEDY
Replace or clean air cleaner per "AIR CLEANER'
instructionsin "MAINTENANCE" section in this manual.
Adjustcarburetor (if applicable). See "ADJUSTMENTS"
section in this manual.
Fill ell sump to proper level. See "BEFORE STARTING"
instructionssection In this manual.
REMEDY
Remove SPARK PLUG and clean It. See "SPARK
PLUG" Instructionsin "MAINTENANCE" section in this
manual.
Install new SPARK PLUG.
Regap SPARK PLUG electrodes. See "SPARK PLUG"
instructionsin "MAINTENANCE" section in thismanual.
Adjust carburetor (if applicable). See "ADJUSTMENTS"
section in this manual.
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