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PostSubject: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:32 pm

Can and anyone tell me why someone would do and to a good run mower.Craftsman t1200  Img_2065
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:36 pm

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Craftsman t1200  Img_2068 here a few more pic of the mower and I bought it 3 months ago for 150 an that was how it was and all the safety switches has screws in them and all the main wires is cut an wired to back to gethere
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:45 pm

Sorry, what is the issue?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:48 pm

The wire have been cut and the safety switches has screws in the and most of the wires have been cut and rewired to gethere with out tape or solder . And it don't want to run right when mowering it shorts out like I turned the key of but the key is in the running position.when it dies out.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:49 pm

It has 420 cc engine on it
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:50 pm

I assume you have tried to clean the carb and empty the fuel tank and replace the gas?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:52 pm

Yes I have done a lot to it and still can't figure it out .
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:54 pm

Does it have a electric fuel shut off?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:54 pm

Pizzakitty26 it was that way when I got the man I got it from said it was good mower and I had to weedeat a big hill side for it .and when I got it home I looked it over and that is what I found and I tryed to mower my yard with it and it keep on shorting out
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:56 pm

No it has a Manuel one on it that u have to turn of but it never was turned off when I got it but it don't leak gas through the carb cause I have check it and that was all good.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 1:58 pm

I have put new fuel shutoff valve and filters and cleaned the gas tank on it and it runs very good just running but when u go to mower it like wire is touch and it stops running

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 2:48 pm

Does it blow smoke when it dies?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 2:52 pm

No pizzakitty it just shut completely off just like u turn the key off. And it only dose it about 3 turn of mowing my yard.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 2:55 pm

Is it over heating perhaps?
If it is dyeing randomly after mowing for a bit, it would probably be over heating, there was an oppy that we were mowing with, it would do that and we found out that it was because it got to hot.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 3:01 pm

Pizzakitty26 man it will sit at a high idle all day and want shut off like it does when u are mowing with it and all the wires has been cut and wired back to gethere at every place like the red wire in the pic above an the safety switch has screws put in them to hold to shut. And it I don't know why they did it causeand the was wire that whent to the shifter that was completely gone and the was cut completely out.and when it comes down to the wiring I'm not the smartest tool in the shed
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 3:03 pm

Well, does it die when it is mowing in reverse?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 3:06 pm

Pizzakitty26 no man it dont and I just can't figure it out it like u git going good on it and all of sudden it die out .
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 3:11 pm

Is the spark plug discolored?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 3:13 pm

No pizzakitty26 the spark plug looks good and it starts the first turn of the switch.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 3:21 pm

Weird. Did you clean the carb
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 3:27 pm

I did that to but it wasn't in bad shapeCraftsman t1200  Img_2072
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 3:27 pm

After it turns itself off will it restart right away or do you need to give it time to cool down?

I'd definitely go over all that wiring and redo it, ain't nothing but trouble!

Someone put screws in all the safety switches to bypass them, maybe they were hoping it would fix the same issue you're having of it shutting off?


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman t1200    Craftsman t1200  Icon_minitimeOctober 29th 2023, 3:30 pm

It's possible someone repowered the mower. I would spend the time if you have not already and tape up all the exposed wires. I would make sure to trace down each one because as you mentioned, they put screws and such in the safety's. I bet one went bad and someone just went hacking things in hopes to get it running. You say it will Idle all day. I would (one at a time) take the screws out of a plug and plug it back into the safety to find which is the bad one. Make sure you hop on and engage the mower to make sure it doesn't kill the mower. If it does not, move to the next plug. In the process, and it will take a while sometimes, maybe you can find the pesky short that is killing your mower after mowing a bit.

Also on a side note, make sure there isn't a rats nest under the engine shroud and fluffy hasn't chewed your kill wire to the coil or plug wire. I've had an engine idle all day but the vibration of driving cause a wire to ground out.

Good luck, I know wiring is not fun sometimes.


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