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Tractor not starting , I do not see any gas in fuel filter

My tractor has always started (SABRE by JD) 20 HP B&S Vanguard OHV, recently it will not start; it turns over fine but I do not see any gas being pumpedinto fuel filter. I too fuel filter off and turned engine over but still did not see any gas spilling out of fuel hose. Could the problem be in the fuel tank or is it in the carburetor, fuel pump, etc. I did use my air hose and blew out fuel line back into gas tank and observed air getting in that way.Thanks, Dan

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  • AL Turcotte May 11, 2010

    Hi, Did you say that you herd the air blowing into the gas tank? and did you hear a bubbly sound

    Silly question! Do you have any gas?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    tractor died and would not start. I drained gas tank and bled fuel lines. Tractor ran then died again after 5 minutes. Kubota serviceman suggested debris as the problem.


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Maybe a leaf or small twig in the tank keeps floating to the hole?

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If fuel line from fuel pump to carburetor is dry, you need to replace the fuel pump.
Check your gas cap to make sure the tiny air/breathing hole in the top is clear.

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Hi, can you tell us if your problem has been solve?

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I would suspect the fuel pump. Those thin diaphragms wear out every few years. But you can also make sure there is no obstruction in the line from your tank at the same time!

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