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My 10.5 cub cadet 10.5 & s will start using starter fluid

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My 10.5 cub cadet 10.5 b & s will start using starter fluid but will not continue to run as if its out of gas
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Have you removed the carburetor bowl and checked the needle valve passage? If you have a solid metal needle valve, there will be a rubber seat that the needle has to seat on. This rubber seat can swell from ethanol , and can plug the passage, keeping the fuel from the bowl in quantity to keep engine running. The repair is to buy a needle valve kit and replace the seat and the needle.