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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I own a gt242 deere riding mower not getting fuel from

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Hi pearl i own a gt242 deere riding mower not getting fuel from the tank ..ive taken off the pump cleaned it changed filter...forced compressed air from line to tank to clear it of any debris and when i pour gas down the carb she fires up rite away ...what am i not doing lol
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Customer: Battery is new so she cranks well ....fuel should just pour with gravity from tank to the filter but not a drop so is there a trap or valve blocked ??
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

See link above, the fuel tank outlet is in the top of the tank, the fule pump has to suck the fule from the tank, not gravity flow. So the suction tube, and hoses and filter, all the way to the fuel pump inlet, has to be vacuum tight. Do you have a vacuum pump to test it? If you hold your finger over the fuel pump inlet, do you get a vaccum feel when cranking?