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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Help deer riding mower wont start

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Help john deer riding mower wont start
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Model number? Does it do anything? Is engine spinning? Just not starting? Is battery voltage above 12.5 volts?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
John Deere L108- engine is spinning, just can't keep it running, replaced the fuel pump
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Single cylinder Briggs? Do you have spark when cranking?Test by taking a spare spark plug, and attaching it to the spark plug wire, ground the spark plug to metal of the engine and crank and watch for spark at the plug. Is the fuel filter show to have fuel in it? Does you have fuel flowing if you remove the fuel line at the carburetor and crank?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Fuel tank has suction tube in the tp of it, it and the fule line to the fuel pump has to be vacuum tight for the fuel pump to work. See link below. # ***** is suction tube.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

did you see my response?