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Yes, fuel system is gravity fed. If there is fuel in the tank, there should be fuel in the filter.

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My craftman lawn tractor run for a while then stalls . the gas filter is empty when it stalls

Sounds like your fuel bowel is dirty or your fuel jet it the bolt that holds the fuel bowel on is plugged.
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the newer fuel has been giving problems to the rubber seal for the needle and seat in the carb so what happens is the carb over fills with gas and then flows into the intake and crankcase then when in the cylinder it hydrolocks not letting the engine turn over change the needle and seat in the carb change the oil add a shut off valve on the fuel line and shut it off when not in use and if storing for more than a few days run the carb out of gas by shutting the shut off valve and let it run out of gas in the carb this will reduce it happening again

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Sep 01, 2011 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

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I have a 15.5 HP, Craftman lawn tractor. I'm having problem with it staying running. It will run just find for 20-30 minutes and then stop abruptly. I have changed the spark plug, oil, cleaned the air...


Check the Blade Safety Switch. Also check if the Carburettor requires a good cleaning and overhaul or not. After that check if there is any air leak or air in the fuel line.

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Sep 29, 2010 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

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I have a craftman 17 hp riding mower. It will start and run but Then it will die like it isnt getting gas. Replaced the fuel filter and spark plug.i can let it idle for a few minutes and it seems fine. I...

Remove the bottom bowl of the carberator and replace the needle-valve and float - cleaning this area as you do so.  Sounds like the float has a hole in it or the needle valve in the carb is sticking.  Use some fuel stabilizer prior to storing for winter next time, if not the old gas turns to shellac and makes things stick.

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Craftman 11 lawn mower...wont start have checked the plugs and it has spark and the carb works fine but still does not run...please help name is Keith..and if you have sparkand it wont start..i would suspect old gas..lawn mowers are very sensitive to gasoline..and it likes fresh gas..but if you do have gas in it that is more than a month needs to be drained and not mixed with fresh gas..but im just going on what you are saying about having spark and the carb is working fine..i hope this has helped..if not please write me back

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