Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model

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No Gas I have a craftsman 17.5 42 cut rider model 017272461. Won`t start. you can pour gas in carb and it will run and quit. Fuelpump, carb ? stumped.

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  • Durwood48 Jul 04, 2009

    Thanks Longhorn. i`ll take it apart. A question about that so called fuel pump. I don`t see how it works, its not electrical, it has an inlet, outlet and a hose going to a box where a set of valves are. When I unbolt the pump and lower it into a bucket, it flows gas out steady so how does it work. The line goes up to the pump so how does it work?

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I had the same problem on mine as well...it was the fuel line itself...it was deteriating from the inside and small pieces of rubber was blocking/clogging the line. Replaced the fuel line and works great now. May not be your problem, howevr lots of people forget about the fuel line going bad....

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Most probably the carb restricted by varnish, trash or rust. Need to clean carb. You'll probably see the problem when you remove the bowl.

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