Question about John Deere Garden
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Can you hear the pump run when you turn the switch on? If so, you have installed the pump correctly.
There could be an air lock...... there should be a handle somewhere for a manual pump you can loosen a fuel line connection and pump until the bubbles stop and all fuel comes out.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
I have a john deere 420 rider. It would surge at a higher speed. It is a hydrostatic and there were 2 bolts on the transmission that were loose. now it runs beautifully smooth,
Posted on May 04, 2009
Fuel line is pinched between fuel tank and frame.You should see the line coming down the rear side of tank,grab it and see if its free to move.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
John Deere and it's lack of engineers, located the fuel tank below the engine/filter assembly, so it won't gravity feed. The little pump in the top of the fuel filter is worthless. The easy fix is to install an inline diesel fuel pump with a overpressure line off a blank fitting from the fuel filter, which will allow excess pressured fuel to flow back to the tank. What I did was install a fitting with a fuel hose about 2 feet long that has a lawn mower fuel cut off, with a section of hose after it, that can be plugged, when not used. Anytime fuel prime is lost to the filter, then it's a major effort to get it back. This is the cheap way. If you disconnect your fuel line the fuel flows all the way back to the tank, however I believe there is a check valve located underneath the tractor, before the tank, which keeps it from going all the way back. Anyway, I use a large cc syringe to pull fuel up to the filter. After each pull, I close the lawn mower shut off to keep the progress. Empty the syringe and then open the valve and pull some more. Once you have plenty of fuel to the filter, then I close the red fuel shutoff on the back of the fuel filter (closes the line to the tank). Then I push some fuel with the syringe toward the injector pump, while cranking the engine. At this point you don't want it to start, because you will pull all the fuel from the filter, because the red shut off is closed on the back of the filter. After only one or two "pushes" , then close off the lawn mower shut off, open the red shut off on the back of the filter, and crank. Mine usually starts about 5-15 seconds from starting to crank. DON'T CRANK TOO LONG, THE BOOK WARNS ABOUT OVERHEATING THE STARTER. What stupid engineers designed this? Hope this helps. As a side note the fuel hose off the tank is one size, and then it goes through the check valve and changes to a smaller diameter, to go to the filter.
Posted on Sep 25, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
May 19, 2016 | John Deere Garden
Apr 14, 2013 | John Deere Garden
Mar 22, 2012 | John Deere Garden
Jul 10, 2011 | John Deere Garden
Apr 18, 2017 | John Deere Garden
Dec 21, 2010 | John Deere Fuel Pump Fits 1020 Thru 4230
Apr 07, 2010 | John Deere Air Cleaner Bowl For Tractors
Sep 03, 2009 | John Deere Garden
Aug 09, 2009 | John Deere Garden
297 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!