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Craftsman T2200 Troubleshooting

The Craftsman T2200 is a lawn tractor from T2000 series. This model was manufactured by Husqvarna built between 2014 and 2016. The Craftsman T2200 powerline components: Briggs and Stratton 33R877 4-cycle vertical-shaft single cylinder air-cooled gasoline engine and Hydro-Gear T2 belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

A 32.9 cubic inches (540 cc) engine has a cylinder bore of 3.7" (94 mm), piston stroke of 3.06" (78 mm), and rated power of 19 hp (14.2 kW). Max. forward speed - 5.5 mph (8.8 km/h), max. reverse speed - 2.9 mph (4.7 km/h).

The Craftsman T2200 was equipped with a manual steering system, mechanical disc brakes, 15x6.00-6 front tires, and 20x8.00-8 rear tires. The wheel base is 48" (1210 mm). The tractor is compatible with a 42" mid-mount 2-blade mower deck with cutting height of 1.0"-4.0" (25-100 mm), 42" front-mount snowblower with manual lifting, and 42" front-mount blade.

Engine Troubleshooting
Engine won't start or difficult to start
Empty gas tank - Fill fuel up
Wrong grade of gasoline - Use correct fuel grade
Dirty fuel lines - Inspect and clean
Spark plug wire connection are damaged - Inspect the spark plug wire connection, replace or repair
Faulty spark plug - Replace spark plug
Fuel filter is clogged - Fuel filter needs to be replaced
Faulty safety switch - Change damaged switch
Carburetor is not adjusted - Check carburetor float adjustment
Bad engine compression - Inspect cylinder block and replace worn components
Choke cable is worn or not adjusted properly - Replace cable or adjust properly
Engine runs unevenly
Air intake screen is plugged - Wash or clean as required
Ignition system failure - Inspect ignition system and change failed components
Throttle cable is faulty or stuck - Clean or change the cable
Air filter is dirty - Change or service air filter
Dirty or damaged fuel pump - Inspect fuel pump and change as required
Engine stops after starting
Defective spark plug - Spark plug need to be replaced
Clogged or faulty carburetor - Clean or replace carburetor
Defective ignition coil - Replace ignition coil as necessary
Weak or damaged valve springs - Change valve springs
Stuck valves - Valves need to be cleaned
Engine overheated
Not enough engine oil - Check and refill engine oil
Excessive engine load - Load reducing required
Cooling fins are plugged - Need to clean or wash
Carburetor mixture is too lean - Adjust carburetor correctly
Ignition timing is incorrect - Adjust ignition timing as required
Wrong valve setting - Set the valves properly
Abnormal engine noise or knocking
Stale fuel - Change fuel
Engine overloaded - Reduce load
Engine oil insufficient - Add oil to the engine crankcase
Low idle speed set incorrectly - Need to adjust idle speed
Dirty or faulty fuel pump - Inspect fuel pump and change as required
Worn crankshaft or main bearings - Have bearings or crankshaft replaced
Incorrect valve clearance - Need to adjust valve clearance
Worn piston rings or cylinder bore - Replace faulty parts
Engine power is insufficient
Carburetor is improperly adjusted or dirty - Service or properly adjust carburetor
Dirty air filter element - Clean or change air filter
Fuel pump is damaged or dirty - Test fuel pump and change if necessary
Ignition system is defective - Inspect ignition system and change failed components
Blown cylinder head gasket - Replace the head gasket
Burned or stuck valves - Clean or change valves
Push rod is worn or damaged - Push rod needs to be changed
Cylinder block parts are worn out - Replace defective parts
Engine uses too much fuel
Choke is not fully open - Check choke cable and adjust it
Carburetor main jet adjustment is incorrect - Adjust the carburetor main jet properly
Defective or loose spark plug - Re-tighten or replace spark plug
Burned, worn, or stuck valves - Clean or change valves
Worn sleeve, piston, or rings - Replace faulty components as required
Valve clearance is not correct - Check and adjust
High oil consumption
Gaskets or seals are excessively worn - Worn parts need to be replaced
Damaged valve stems or valve guides - Replace defective valves
Piston rings are stuck or broken - Piston rings need to be replaced
Scored cylinder liner or piston - Inspect liner and piston, fit new parts as necessary
Breather hose or pipe is plugged - Clean or replace

Transmission Troubleshooting
Difficult to shift gears
Gear shift linkage is worn or rusty - Replace or lubricate the shift linkage
Shift forks are worn or bent - Shift forks need to be replaced
Defective gearshift mechanism - Replace defective components
Transmission makes noise
Not enough fluid in transmission - Need to add fluid
Transmission fluid is contaminated - Fill up with new transmission fluid
Bearings are worn or gears are damaged - Replace defective parts
Transmission jumping out of gear
Bent or incorrectly installed shift lever - Reinstall the lever correctly or change it
Gears are worn or damaged - Install new gears
Shift rods or shift forks are worn - Change damaged rods or forks
Transmission slipping
Drive shaft/belt is damaged or improperly adjusted - Adjust or change belt/shaft
Brake/clutch is damaged or improperly adjusted - Change clutch/brake or adjust it
Worn or damaged drive sheave - Replace sheave

Hydrostatic Transmission Troubleshooting
Hydrostatic transmission makes excessive noise
Defective or not adjusted speed control pedal linkage - Adjust or replace linkage
Excessive transmission load - Reduce transmission load
Transmission fluid is dirty or fluid level is too low - Fill to required level or change the fluid
Worn or defective transmission components - After disassembly and inspection, replace defective components
Difficult to shift
Rusty or worn shift linkage - Install a new gear linkage
Hydrostatic pump is defective or blocked - Replace or repair pump
Unadjusted or damaged transmission shift control parts - Adjust correctly or replace
Low power
Transmission fluid level is low - Need to add transmission fluid
Worn or faulty drive pulley - Change pulley
Shift linkage is unadjusted or damaged - Adjust properly or change linkage
Speed control linkage is defective or unadjusted - Adjust or change linkage
Transmission leakage
Worn transmission seals or gaskets - Install new seals or gaskets
Leaking final drive shaft - Install new shaft seals
Cracked transmission case - Replace defective case or transmission assembly

Mower Deck Troubleshooting
Mower vibrates too much
Drive sheave of mower deck is dirty or worn - Clean or change sheave
Loose or worn drive belt - Replace belt or adjust belt tension
Mower blades are bent or out of balance - Change or balance blades
Blade bolts are not tightened well - Bolts should be tightened
Discharge chute regular clogging
Mowing speed is too high - Use a lower speed
Grass is too long - Adjust mower to lower cutting height
Low engine speeds - Adjust carburetor to higher rpm
Cutting level is too low - Use correct cutting height
Drive belt installed improperly - Reinstall drive belt properly
Streaking of uncut grass
Discharge area is clogged - Clean mower deck as required
Blades are not sharp - Need a blade sharpening
Worn or damaged blades - Install new blades
Fast mowing speed - Select a slower speed
Cutting level is too low - Use a higher cutting height
Bagger is overfilled - Remove grass from bagger
Blade scalped grass
Bumpy or unleveled lawn - Level the lawn
Cutting height is too low - Raise the cutting height
Ground speed is too fast - Use a lower speed
Incorrect level of mower deck - Level the deck correctly
Bent or worn blades - Replace the blades
Low tire inflation - Correct tire pressure
Mower deck to cut unevenly
Tires are not correctly inflated - Inflate tires as required
Incorrect level of mower deck - Deck should be adjusted correctly
Not sharp blades - Need to sharpen the blades
Bent or worn blades - Blades need to be replaced
Cutting deck is clogged - Check cutting deck and clean as necessary
Deck shell is broken - Rebuild or change mower deck
Loose or faulty mower spindle - Install new spindle or repair it

Electrical Troubleshooting
Battery will not charge
Loose or corroded wire connections - Tighten or clean connections
Electrical terminal connectors are defective - Install new terminal connectors
Battery is defective - Replace the battery
Starter cranks slow
Low battery output - Battery is drained, charge it
Battery does not hold charge - Service battery or change it
Disconnected wires or corroded battery terminals - Connect cables correctly or replace terminals
Starter doesn't crank
Battery is drained or defective - Charge or change the battery
Battery wiring is disconnected or improperly connected - Inspect wiring and connect as required
Low battery capacity - Charge the battery
Spark plug faulty or incorrectly gapped - Clean and gap or replace
Starter motor or solenoid is damaged - Repair starter or change solenoid



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