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

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I have replaced the coil, fuel filter,air filters and seat switch. the mower will run 10 to 20 minutes than stall out.i come to find out when the mower sets for a while the fuel filter will fill up about 75%,and when you start the mower you can watch the fuel filter and it will stay the same for about 13 minutes than you can see the fuel in the fuel filter getting lower than it stalls when the gas runs out of the filter.you leave the mower set and it will slowly fill up .i changed the gas cap with a new one. i also blew out the fuel lines.this mower is only 5 years old. help clarence

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  • alana116 Jul 15, 2009

    but there is no fuel pump that i know of,fuel line comes from gas tank into fuel filter than to carb.

  • alana116 Jul 15, 2009

    i answered you solution but when i try to get your solutio off my email it doesn't send me anywhere

  • alana116 Jul 15, 2009

    model 917.273396

  • alana116 Jul 16, 2009

    hi i work in the daytime so this is the earliest i could get back to you.I have tried to loosen gas cap and it didn't work. I replaced the cap with a new one and that didn't work.somebody from crafstman said it works on air suction but wouldn't tell me anymore because it wasn't under warranty and we don't have a service agreement with them,what does air suction mean.



    clarence

  • alana116 Jul 16, 2009

    I got the same amount of fuel out after it stalled takes about 7 sec to fill a cup. when it stalled out it will start back up,this time when it was starting to stall i put the throttle down on low and it still ran but every time i tried to give it gas it would start to stall.the second time it stalled when i started it back up it back fired than started.oil looked fine and didn't smell like gas. it might take me till friday evening to answer your next solution.



    clarence



  • alana116 Jul 17, 2009

    I will try this solution this weekend and get back to you this weekend



    clarence

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Replace the fuel line, and siphon as out of tank make sure no debris in there had the same problem with mine should do the trick

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Unfortunately the original fuel pumps are notorious for this problem. I have a 17.5 tractor that did the same thing. I disconnected the fuel line at the carburetor, placed in a mason jar, started the tractor and barley got a couple ounces of fuel.
The new pump had been improved internally to prevent the fulcrum mechanism from wearing out.
You should be able to get a cup of fuel in the mason jar before the engine stalls from the carb running out of gas.
Try it out and let me know.
Regards,

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    Bruce Bracey Jul 15, 2009

    Can you send me the model number so I may investigate further?

    Regards.

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    Bruce Bracey Jul 15, 2009

    First thing to try will be to leave the fuel cap loose. With a gravity feed fuel system such as yours, as fuel is depleted or used air must be allowed into the tank or a vacuum forms and does not allow the fuel to flow to the carburetor.

    If this solves the problem, you can try and clean the vent hole in the cap or replace the cap.

    Good luck, let me know.

    Regards.

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    Bruce Bracey Jul 16, 2009

    Clarence,

    Get a mason jar, disconnect the fuel line, place it in the mason jar and see how many seconds it takes to get a cup of gas.

    Run the mower until it stalls and repeat the test, you should get the same quantity. If you do then we need to look elsewhere for a problem.

    I am assuming the oil level is good and has been changed on a recommended basis. Make sure it is not contaminate with fuel, if you pull the dip stick out and smell it, it should not smell gassy.



    Also, after it stops, have you checked to see if the tractor has spark?



    Let me know.

    Regards,

  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey Jul 17, 2009

    That's good to know, it looks like it is not a fuel supply issue. The carburetor has 2 fuel feed circuits, 1 is or idle / off idle and the 2nd is for high speed. I would turn the fuel off and remove the fuel bowl at the bottom of the carburetor. Does your carburetor have a fuel shut off solenoid on the bottom of the bowl? If it does you would unscrew the solenoid, that is what holds the fuel bowl in place. Check for rust, dirt or debris and clean. Do not remove the float or needle. Reinstall the fuel bowl, don't over tighten the bolt/nut/solenoid, it just needs to be snug enough not to leak.

    If there is no debris, leave the solenoid wire disconnected and see if it stalls. Check the spark too, I didn't want to forget that.

    Good luck.

    Regards,



    Have you ever heard of "sea foam", it's a fuel system cleaner that will remove fuel varnish from the inside carburetor channels, you might want to use some as a maintenance item.

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