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Riding mower mtd lt briggs 12.5hp 38'' cut. model 286707. starves for gas, runs great for about 10 min. , then fuel filter empty sucked dry, takes about 10 min. to fill back up then runs great again. just tried cleaning gas tank and replacing gas cap without any luck. not sure what to do next

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Something stuck in the fuel line just before the filter...take all the lines off and blow air thru 'em

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