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I recently acquired a craftsman 21" push mulcher,6.0hp Eager-1, model no.917.389611 from a friend and he even said it doesn't start, but I figured I might be able to revive it. First, I pulled the spark wire off and held it close to the plug while pulling the rope and I got zapped so that told me I was getting fire to the plug.I had already checked the oil, cleaned the air cleaner, looked in the gas tank and found it to be spotless. So I filled it with unleaded gas and tried to start it but it wouldn't start. I did prime it by pushing the plunger and it seemed to prime as it should but it wouldn't even fire a little. Next, I removed the air cleaner, and with an approximately 16"x 1/4" clear hose I put about 1oz. of gas in the carburator and immediately pulled the rope and the mower started for just a moment, so now I am thinking I have a clogged fuel line. I'm wandering if their is a fuel filter and where it would be located. In the tank? I really would appreciate some insight, maybe someone else has had this sinero.Thanks a bunch, Steve.

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Hello Steve. Most metal fuel tanks have a very small fuel filter inside the tank. Plastic tanks usually won't. They have an external filter. You can remove the gas cap and use a flashlight to look into the tank just to be sure. If you will remove the fuel line at the carburetor you should see a steady flow of gas from the line. If you do,reconnect the fuel line to the carb and than remove the nut holding the fuel bowl on. As you remove it gas should pour out. If it does, then you will find that the carburetors jet is most likely clogged and will require it to be cleaned or the carburetor will need to be rebuilt email me at: if you have any questions. George

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