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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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This is ***** *****...I have a 15 year old john deere L118

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This is ***** *****...I have a 15 year old john deere L118 riding lawn mower...It is not getting gas...starts great ..runs great as long as I spray gas in carb otherwise it stops
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I took carb apart cleaned it...had a few drops of water in it.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Is the gas getting to the carburetor from the fuel pump?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://jdpc.deere.com/pimages/MP39/MP39279________UN11JAN07.gif
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Pump has to draw fuel from the top of the fuel tank , through a suction tube. This tube and the hose from there to the fue pump has to be vacuum tight, or the fuel pump will not pickup fuel.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
If you are getting fuel to the Briggs carburetor, check the fuel solenoid in the carburetor, it has to openas soon as the key is turned on.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There is fuel in the carb bowl...how do I test the fuel solinoid?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
It should click openas you turn on the key, Turn key on and off, listening for the click, If no click, check the harness to the solenoid, has to have 12 volts with the key on. If it has voltage, the solenoid is not opening. Here is carburetor showing it.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_intek_v-twin_carb.asp
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am tied up today...
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK>
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just gave test on the solinoid...it does click....unless the headlights made that click
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Head lights would not click, So if you do have fuel to the carburetor, and you did remove the fuel line to test? Then the carburetor should be removed and checked.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Did you find problem?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have not had time to work on it...tomorrow or Sat. I'LL dig in again...thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK>