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I live in northern Michigan. When I attempt to start tractor after it has been sitting a few days it will only start if I warm it up with my salamander Kerosene heater for 10 minutes or so. I point the heater at the tractor and let it blow warm air on it for 10 minutes. Then it will start right up. I have replaced the fuel pump, added dry gas to the tank and replaced the fuel line flow valve. Battery is new. I do not have this problem in the summertime. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
 

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Im assuming u are refereeing to a gt275...
Your Throttle cable is out of adju7stment. Follow the cable to where it attaches to the carb. You'll see a little clip that holds it in position. Loosen that and adjust the cable so the choke OPERATES PROPERLY.
After that it'll be smooth sailing. I have YET to see a GT275 owner who has not had this problem at some point.
 

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One more thing to check........What weight oil are you using. If its straight weight oil that could make it hard to start in the winter also. A multi-grade oil in cold weather is a lot easier on the motor in cold weather.. Just a thought .......Gary
 

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Im assuming u are refereeing to a gt275...
Your Throttle cable is out of adju7stment. Follow the cable to where it attaches to the carb. You'll see a little clip that holds it in position. Loosen that and adjust the cable so the choke OPERATES PROPERLY.
After that it'll be smooth sailing. I have YET to see a GT275 owner who has not had this problem at some point.
I had my gt275 for over 10 years and never once had a problem starting it.
 
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