0Neiljames1 4 months ago ReplyUpvoteI have a craftsman rider and the problem started with the engine seeming to get stuck on the compression stroke when I attempted to start it. After adjusting the valves the engine would turn over normal but now would only stay running as long as I sprayed starter fluid in the carburetor intake. Checked the fuel pump and is pumping fine. Replaced the carburetor(because it's cheap enough) and the problem still exists. Checked the power to the solenoid under the bowl of carburetor and it is giving the proper voltage and the solenoid does click when key is turned. So with that does anyone have any thoughts.