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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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I let me Deere 430 diesel lawn tractor almost run out of

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I let me John Deere 430 diesel lawn tractor almost run out of fuel, well it started sputtering and I shut it off. Filled the tank and now she won't start, help please, my lawn is over grown and I have a wedding reception next weekend in my back yard. YIKES!!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

It sounds like you may have gotten air in the line. In order to get this machine started again you will need to bleed the air out of the fuel line at the engine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how do I do that?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Locate the fuel line going from the pump to the fuel rail on the engine. Loosen the nut where the line attaches to the fuel rail and crank the engine until you have nothing but fuel coming out and tighten the nut back down good.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Don't laugh where's the pump located?
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

It should be on the right side of the engine if you were sitting in the seat of the machine. You may have to remove the side cover in order to get to it.