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I have a John deer tractor model. the tractor will not run

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I have a John deer tractor model. the tractor will not run It acts like it is not getting any fuel. I have checked compression each cylinder reads 100lbs or better. I did not try cranking the tractor today. The tractor has new plugs gaped .025. new plug wires and I have purchased a new coil Before I try cranking the tractor again I would like to gap the points. Manual that I have states the point gap is supposed to be .015. However I don't know if that is right any suggestions.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
Model number of the tractor? It does have points? Not electronic?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
model 40
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It does have points
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
Will it fire if you spray starting fluid in carb?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Yes, it will fire and act like it wants to run
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
If you hold hand over the carburetor opening and hold while cranking, do you get gas flooding the carburetor? If not, you are not getting fuel into the carb.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.
Did you find problem?