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I have a Small Engine question.ihave 17hp lawn tractor that

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I have a Small Engine question.ihave 17hp lawn tractor that runs for 15 to 20 min.then stop.Iwait about 1hour an start and runs about 10 min. stop.then I wait an 1hour an it starts.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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Try running the machine with the fuel cap loose or off. There is a vent in the cap on the majority of these machines, if this vent becomes stopped up it will not allow for the tank to vent properly which will cause a vacuum inside the fuel tank and fuel can't flow out of the tank even with a fuel pump in the system.