I have a Craftsman 3-in-1 push mower that I bought brand new in 2007. It worked fine until early summer 2012 when it started acting up. I could get it started when it was cold, then it would not restart after using it for a while. It then takes some time to get it going again (I started it this morning, cut two front lawns, then stopped it and three hours later it still won't restart).
This morning I drained the old fuel, cleaned the carburetor, put in a new air filter, checked and cleaned the spark plug (new last year). Put it all back together, put in fresh premium gas and got it going. Did the lawns, stopped it, and now it won't restart. It might restart later this evening.
Here are the specifics for this particular mower:
Craftsman Model 944.367421
Briggs and Stratton 650 Series Z-Start
Model number 124T02-0886-B1
Does anyone have any ideas as to what the problem with this mower would be? When it runs, it works fine, but since it started acting up, I cannot rely on it. I even bought a new mower to replace it and it too is having issues (that is in a separate post). Two lawnmowers, both with B&S engines, both having problems - my view of B&S engines isn't very good right now.....
I appreciate your time in reading this post and responding to it. All ideas, suggestions and comments are most welcome.