B&S Intek Problems Starting
I have a B&S 19hp Model 406777 0136E1 971024Y6 Intek engine in a Scotts (John Deere) rider. This mower hasn't been run in a number of years so after getting it to crank (bad starter solenoid) and cleaning the tank, replacing the fuel lines, filter, and rebuilding the carburetor (blew all ports out with carb cleaner and soaked parts) I got it to run and start.
I mowed my yard with it and after sitting and cooling it would not start again, it wouldn't even sound like it was firing over. I removed the bowl on the carburetor and let it drain, with a new charge on the battery it would start up and run.
I checked the plugs and they aren't wet, but i cleaned them with a torch to be safe and reinserted, jumped the battery to my truck to give it a better shot, but it still won't start. I think if I drain the carburetor again and have a fresh charge on the battery it will start again.
Any ideas on what can be causing the carburetor to flood like it is? Its using a Mikuni 4-screw fuel pump and if I remove the line it squirts fuel. Is this a fuel level issue like I've been reading on several other forums?