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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My craftsman tractor starts fine but dies after about two

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my craftsman tractor starts fine but dies after about two minutes, model number###-##-####
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
How long before it will restart?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
Briggs single cylinder engine?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
When it dies does it die like key is shut off, or does it slowly die?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
starts within a minute or so
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
it dies like its losing power
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_walbro_lmt_carb.asp
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
slowly
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
Sounds like a lack of fuel, Do you have fuel flowing to the carburetor from the tank and filter? Is this gravity flow, or does it have the three hose fuel pump after the filter?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
Has the fuel filter been replaced?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
no
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
gravity feed
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
I would replace the fuel filter and blow back into the fuel tank from the filter line for te place to start.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I will give this a shot , parts open at noon. thank you
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
Thank you! Please ACCEPT to close.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.
Please rate to close and get me credit!