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Hi, I have a Craftsman self propelled lawn mower, 917.377200. It won't start and I've determined I need to replace the carburetor. I'm looking for a step by step set of instructions or video. Any ideas where I can find either or both of these on line? This would be my first attempt at doing this.
 

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I just did a quick search for any instructions for how to replace the carborator on your model and I didn't come up with anything of that sort.

You may want to take a look at the correct manual for your lawnmower at the link below if you don't have it already. It may have a few diagrams that could be helpful.
Owner's Manual - CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas 917377200 - ManageMyLife.com
Thanks, I did have the manual and will be using it when I replace the carb.
 

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It seems to be leaking gas from an unusual place so I'm fairly sure there is a crack there. Thanks for the reply!
 

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Carburetors don't usually need replacing unless they've been sitting forever. My guess is that you may have a float that leaks gas into the throat of the carburetor, and that gas is leaking out of a bad gasket. I'd think twice about replacing a carburetor because they can get real expensive if you don't have a good used one on hand. Rebuild kits are only $15.
 
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