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    Husqvarna will not crank without carb cleaner

    I have a Husqvarna riding mower, model YTH23. The only way I can get it to crank is by taking the air filter off and spraying carb cleaner down the carb. After this, it cranks up and runs great. If I let it sit for more than an hour or so, I have to spray the carb cleaner again to get it started. Can anyone help with my problem?

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    Re: Husqvarna will not crank without carb cleaner

    WELCOME to LMF....

    I think I follow what you are saying... although your terminology is wrong....
    I think you are saying, it cranks fine,(cranking is done using the electric starter motor), but the engine will not start unless you spray a flammable liquid directly into the carb...

    You are having a fuel delivery problem for sure... If I have interpreted you correctly.
    Start at the carb, disconnect the fuel line and check that you get fuel to that point....
    KennyV

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    Re: Husqvarna will not crank without carb cleaner

    My terminology isn't correct. And you're right. It will crank fine but will not start. It has a fuel pump and I disconnected the fuel line from the carb and gas came out. So I think fuel delivery is ok? Problem with the carb?

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    Re: Husqvarna will not crank without carb cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by catthead View Post
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    Problem with the carb?
    Your problem will be at the carburetor...
    First place to check is the float & float bowl.
    You can see the carb cleaning & check procedures at:
    part 1, Disassembly, Cleaning and Repair of Briggs and Stratton Intek V-twin Two-Barrel Nikki Carburetor - Part 1
    part 2, Disassembly, Cleaning and Repair of Briggs and Stratton Intek V-twin Two-Barrel Nikki Carburetor - Part 2

    Before getting into the carb, check the solenoid under the carb to see that it is getting 12 volts with the ignition key in the on position... You should hear/feel it click when you turn the key to on. (that is item #4, pictured in part 1 above.... KennyV

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    Re: Husqvarna will not crank without carb cleaner

    Thanks! I'll check it out this week!

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