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My Deere 4005 garden tractor was not cranked in about 4

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My John Deere 4005 garden tractor was not cranked in about 4 weeks.
It seems as if it is not getting fuel. It will turn over but will not crank.
Sprayed small amount of starter fluid and it tried to start.
I am getting fuel threw the fuel pump, threw the filter, return fuel line, all hoses.
I am not getting fuel in the metal lines going to the cylinders.
My manual states that it is self bleeding!
I opened the nuts and no fluid came out.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 month ago.

good afternoon bruce my name is ***** ***** sounds like you have a pretty good idea what your doing here so i will talk to you as an advanced customer, if it gets to technical just ask me to explain.

first you are right, because you have an electric fuel pump it is a "self bleeding" system. so do you hear the electric fuel pump running?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
fuel pump is running.
Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 month ago.

secondly i suspect that you may have an issue with the fuel shut off solinoid that is located to the rear of the pump. should have 3 wires i believe. that should make a click noise when the key is first turned on. is that happening?

Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 month ago.

you can use a test light to check for power at the solenoid. 1 ground and 2 hot

Expert:  John Oliver replied 1 month ago.

any luck here?