Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
good afternoon my name is ***** ***** to hear...these issues can be a pain
so ill give you a couple things to try/check..... it may take a little back and forth before we get it done but have patience
fuel filter can only work in 1 direction so check that flow direction is correct
take a very good look inside your tank and make sure you don't have a foreign object floating around in there that can cover your fuel outlet
gas cap is the vent for the tank. next time it quits unscrew the cap and listen for a suction sound indicating a vacume
if possible monitor the voltage on the fuel shutoff solenoid at the bottom of the carb. if voltage there is lost it will kill the engine
it is possible for a rubber fuel line to fail internally and not leak. next time the engine dies remove the fuel line from the tak at the pump and see if you have fuel. if the rubber inside the line breaks it can act as a check valve
knock these things off the list and we can go from there
if the carb solenoid was cutting out that wouldn't have any effect on the fuel flow to the filter. that is the job of the pump. the solenoid just cuts flow to the main jet.
run it until it dies and check the tank vent and fuel flow to the pump
that's the only one that I can think of
going back to the rubber fuel line failing internally
I have only seen them fill about 1/4 to 1/2 at the most
what about the vacume line that goes between the engine and the pump. that is what operates the fuel pump. any chance that line is cracked and leaking vacume?
yes. one short line between the pump and the engine. the line between the pump and fuel tank should be closly examined as well
any luck here?