Tip & How-To about Miscellaneous
Does your X300 act like it has no fuel even though the tank is full? Does it run rough and stall out, but after waiting a minute it starts right up?
This machine has a vented gas cap. Take a look at that cap and you'll see a small hole in the top center. You may only notice a dot of dirt or something in that area. It may be that vent hole is plugged and not allowing air to enter the tank. A vacuum is formed and the engine gets starved for fuel.
A quick way to check this is to drive until it stalls. Immediately remove the gas cap. If you hear a hissing noise that's air going into the tank and an indicator that the vent is plugged.
Take a pin (I used a dental explorer tool) and poke through the vent hole to clean it out.
The alternative is to take the mower to the dealer for a couple hundred bucks.
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