I purchased a craftsman push mower 2 years ago. It's be stored inside and been used on our personal lawn for 2 summers.
A week ago it ran wonderfully, then it started running poorly. Eventually getting to where I couldn't even cut the grass. I'm not mechanic by any means, but have tried the following:
- Cleaned air filter
- Dumped out old gas and replaced with new.
- Took the Carburetor apart and clean the entire thing.Sprayed parts with brake cleaner, as that's what i had as opposed to Carb cleaner.
- removed spark plug and screwed back in.
It starts every time on the first pull, however it just runs weak and chugs a long. I noticed that when I tip it back - meaning front wheels in the air, it runs significantly better. When I put the mower deck back level, it sputters along. The oil level appears to be low if anything. Not significantly, just lower than suggested.
any help would be appreciated.