Hi Don, sorry you are still having a problem, you say it won't turn over, do you mean you cannot pull the starter line to make the engine turn over (is the engine locked up) Or do you mean it still won't start when you pull the starter rope. If the latter is the case and you are getting a spark the kill switch is ok which leaves the fuel. Try spraying fuel (just a little) into the cylinder, put plug back in and try. If it runs or attempts to run you may have to rebuild the carburetor. (Be sure the shut off valve is in the on position.)
I am sorry you are having a problem with the tractor. Here are the basic checks to make on a mower that will not start.
You need to determine if the problem is no fuel, no compression, or no spark. Remove the spark plug and hold your finger or thumb on the hole the spark plug screws in. Have someone pull the starter rope and the compression should push your finger off the spark plug hole. This will tell you the valves are operating inside the engine and you have compression. Pour a thimble full of fuel into the hole the spark plug came out of. Quickly install the spark plug and pull the starter rope or engage the starter. The engine should try to start. This would tell you there is a spark and the engine will run if you get fuel. If the engine doesn't try to start, pour another thimble full of fuel into the cylinder. Look at the anode of the spark plug and see if it is wet. Try to start the engine again. If it still doesn't try to start, remove the spark plug and connect the ignition wire to the spark plug. Hold the bottom of the spark plug to a clean area on the engine block. Use insulated pliers or gloves to hold the spark plug to prevent shock. Get someone to pull the starter rope or engage the starter and see if you get a blue spark from the anode of the spark plug to the base of the plug. If there is no spark the ignition module on the engine is bad. If you have spark the problem is in the fuel supply. Did you run the engine after draining the fuel to burn the fuel out of the carburetor? If not the carburetor will be clogged with the remnants of the old fuel and need to be replaced. If you ran the fuel out of the carburetor, the diaphragm or float is probably just dry and not flexing. You should take the carburetor apart and clean and soak the diaphragm with fuel or clean the float, needle, and seat.
Please reply below with the details of what you found doing these check. I will be happy to assist you.
Here is a link to order any parts you need.
Sears Parts Direct
If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:
Hold your finger over the spark plug hole and pull the starter rope. When the engine turns over the compression should force air past your finger. If the engine does not force air out part your finger there is an internal engine problem.
If you need further assistance, please reply below with more details.
The blinking clean light normally indicates that the control detects a problem with the water heating function. See if it blinks seven times, pauses and repeats. If it does, then I recommend that you check the heating element in the bottom of the tub for damage. If that element is damaged or broken, it will need to be replaced. You can order parts from the
website. NOTE: The model number that you submitted appears to be slightly off. You should have another numerical digit just before the "K" in that model number. Use the full model number to access the parts list diagram for your dishwasher on that
when ordering parts.
Here is a link for a video that shows how to replace the heating element in this type of dishwasher:
Dishwasher Heating Element Replacement
If that heating element is okay then you could have a problem with the water fill level, the thermistor (temperature sensor for the water) or the control board.
You can reset the control board by starting that diagnostic test program shown in the image below. That test program will check that thermistor (see NOTE 5). You can use that information to determine whether you have a problem with that thermistor.
After that diagnostic test cycle runs, the control panel will be reset. You should be able to run a normal cycle in the dishwasher. If the blinking clean light returns, then you will probably need to have the dishwasher serviced by a technician. Here is a link for the Sears Service website:
Sears Home Services
If the light is blinking rapidly instead of 7 times, then you probably have a problem with that control panel.
Reply with additional details if you need more help with this failure.
I am sorry you are having this problem with the tractor. First, make sure the engagement lever is down and the brake pedal is fully depressed or the tractor will not attempt to turn over. If you have already done this, I recommend checking the fuse. The fuse is located behind the dash. If the fuse is good, you have a wiring or switch problem. The easiest way to pin point the problem is with a volt meter. If you do not have a meter, you can purchase one relatively cheap.
Turn the meter to check dc volts, and then hold the black lead to the black negative battery terminal for all of the voltage checks. Place the red lead on the positive terminal of the battery. The reading should be 12 volts. If you have a 12 volt reading, move the red lead to the first blue dot in the image. Your reading should be 12 volts. If you have 12 volts, have someone sit on the tractor and hold the brake pedal while turning the key for the rest of the checks. While they have the key turned to the start position, move the red lead to the next blue dot. The reading should always be 12 volts. Then move to the next blue dot. If you lose the 12 volts, the problem is between the last blue dot you had the voltage and where you lost the voltage. If you have 12 volts all the way to the white wire on the solenoid, the solenoid or the starter is defective.
To determine starter or solenoid short the two large posts on the solenoid together with a screwdriver. There should be a spark it is normal. Once shorted the starter should run.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
I am sorry you are having a problem with the electric start on the mower. If the starter motor will not make any noise at all, I recommend checking the electrical connections on the harness. If they look ok, find the inline fuse. The fuse is usually located on the right side near the bottom of the handle. If the fuse is blown, go ahead, replace it, and check the operation. If the starter still will not engage I recommend taking the mower in for service. This mower has a two-year warranty that covers manufacturer defects. Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations:
Sears Home Services
I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you need further assistance on the mower.
Thank you for your question.
I am sorry you are having a problem with the mower. If the engine does not start, you need to determine what is causing the problem. The engine need three things to start and they are fuel compression and spark. Use the following instructions to determine what is missing.
The first check is going to be if the engine is getting spark. Remove the spark plug from the engine and connect it to the spark plug wire. Use a pair of insulated pliers to the base of the spark plug against a metal part of the engine. Now have someone pull the starter rope. When the engine is turning over you should see the spark plug spark. If the plug does not spark, disconnect the spark plug and insert a screwdriver into the boot of the spark plug wire. _Make sure to hold onto the handle of the screwdriver._ Hold the metal portion of the screwdriver close to a bare metal part of the engine. Now pull the starter rope again with the starter. If you see a spark, you need to replace the spark plug. If you do not see, a spark most likely the ignition coil is defective.
Once you have determined the engine has spark you have to check for fuel. The easiest way to check for a fuel problem is to remove the air filter and pour a teaspoon of fuel mix into the throat of the carburetor.
Then try to start the engine. If the engine acts as if it wants to start or runs for a short time and stalls the problem with the engine is a fuel issue. Most likely, the carburetor needs to be cleaned or replaced. Click [ here |
] to watch a video on how to clean the carburetor.
If the engine did not attempt to start with pouring the gas in the carburetor, I recommend checking the compression of the engine. To check the compression, remove the spark plug and tuck the wire out of the way. Hold your finger over the spark plug hole and pull the starter rope. When the engine turns over the compression should force air past your finger. If the engine does not force air out part your finger there is an internal engine problem.
If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears
Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations:
I am sorry you are having a problem with your product.
The engine needs three basic things to run. They are fuel, compression, and spark. I am assuming from your question that this is a engine with a good battery and that it is just turning over and not firing at all, but even if that is not the case these basic checks can still help narrow down the source of the problem.
First, go back to the spark plug. Remove the leads, or wires, that connect from the engine to the plug. Remove the plug and put them back in the leads. Now position the leads so the metal end of the plug is against the engine or another clean unpainted metal ground point. Keep your hands away from the plugs so you do not get shocked, and turn the key to the start position. Look for sparks at the ends of the Spark Plug. Look careful as they might be hard to see in sunlight or other bright lights. If there is spark there then you have ignition, the first of the three basics. If not, you likely have an electrical problem that needs to be traced.
The engine should have been spinning over faster once the plug was removed and you should hear air rushing out of the spark plug holes in puffs. You could even try putting a thumb or finger over each plughole to see if the pressure pushes your finger off when turning over, just be careful not to touch the grounded plugs so you do not get shocked. If that all happens then you have the second ingredient, compression. If not then you may need a valve adjustment or may have a broken component inside the engine.
That leaves fuel. Check the tips of the plug you just removed, if fuel is reaching the engine there should be some residue there and they should look somewhat wet. If you used your finger to check compression then you may even see some residue on your finger. If there is fuel here, your problem may be old fuel or a timing issue. Try putting a small amount of good fuel into the throat of the carburetor and turn the key to start. If your problem is fuel related only, the engine should now try to start, or even run, until the fuel you put in is gone. That would indicate the fuel supply is being stopped in the fuel tank, fuel line, fuel filter, fuel pump, or carburetor. Some carburetors have a solenoid to stop the fuel supply when the key is off and a malfunction there could also be the problem.
Thank you for replying back Rick. Definitely sounds like a stuck key or a problem with the main control broad. I do recommend testing the control broad. I have provided a image below with the sequence on doing the key test with a ohm's meter. If the key pad test good, the issue will be with the main control and will need replacing. I do hope this is helpful, Thank you for choosing Manage My Life.com.