Diagnostic Center Garden Tractors

Select one of the symptoms below to find possible causes and common solutions for your MTD garden tractor.

Engine cranks but will not start

Possible Causes

Corrective Actions

1Throttle or choke not in starting position

Throttle or choke not in starting position.

No fuel in carburetor

Gasoline tank is empty. Fill tank with fresh gasoline. Fuel line or filter is blocked with dirt or debris. Clean fuel line. Replace fuel filter.

Spark plug wire disconnected, spark plug fouled or faulty

Connect spark plug wire. Check with spark plug tester. Clean and set gap to proper setting. Replace spark plug.

Dirty air filter

Clean or replace air filter.

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