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Craftsman- gas not flowwing to engine from tank under seat.

I replaced filter and gas line. Is there a filter in tank?

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Yes there is a filter in tank but cant be removed,dump gas out of tank and leave gas cap off place a rag over tank to catch any gas that you couldnt remove doesnt blow all over then take your air hose and blow through the gas line this will clean the filter after you do this place a can under gas line to catch gas and put a little gas in the tank to see if your problem is solved .

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