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Old 10-10-2001, 05:36 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
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Unhappy So this isn't the Techumseh forum but I'm desperate!

Incredibly, I can do a few DIY repairs on my MBs with relative success, but I can't get my freakin' lawn mower to start! I hate to have to go out and buy a new one because any that have the same features are close to $400! Mine's only three years old anyway!

It's a 6.75HP Sears Craftsman. I changed the oil, spark plugs and filter. Had to replace the whole pull starter unit a few months ago, and after the stock transmission engagement cable broke twice, retrofitted with a homegrown aircraft cable.

This year, the mower requires about 1000 tries before it starts. I have to set aside about 45 minutes just for the starting ritual!! I also use fuel stabilizer. I have a compression gauge, but I don't know what readings I should be getting.

Anyone here have a clue what is going on? My right shoulder is incredibly sore!!!
2009 ML350 (84K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (71K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (124K) - My daily driver
2012 Mustang V6 (60K) - Daughter's car
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