I have a Craftsman push mower model 917.376395. Yesterday it started idling very low and then a bang like I ran over something and shut down. I am unable to start it again. Pull the cord and the blade seems to turn but seems like the engine is not turning. Any thoughts?


2 answers

  1. ljwagner,If you pull the rope and there seems to be on compression, remove the spark plug and use a screwdriver and have someone slowly pull the rope and try to determine if the piston is moving. It, unfortunately, could have broken the connecting rod inside of the engine. If this is the case you will need to call this number 1-888-266-6317
    to locate the nearest take-in shop for a repair.

  2. Hi ljwagner! Welcome to MySears! Thanks so much for your question today. One of the Lawn and Garden Experts will be happy to get this answered for you! Check back right here in a bit for a suggestion or two.