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I have a 2007 grasshopper 223. The mower was left out in a…

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I have a 2007 grasshopper 223. The mower was left out in a rainstorm under a tree without a gas cap. I have tried siphoning out old gas and treating gas to remove water.The fuel filter still plugs up so I think debris is in tank. How do I clean tank? Can the tank be removed for cleaning?

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

2007 grasshopper 223

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Would like to.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Would like to

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Tank is made to drop out the bottom, after the lower plate is removed. See tractor diagram below.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Can you tell me how to access that lower plate?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Is this a diy projects or a dealer? Can the plate be accessed easily once the blade deck is dropped down?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Yes, plate can be accessed with the deck off. don't know your exertise, but I think it could be a DIY project.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
first time working on more than changing a battery! Do you have any tips for taking off deck and replacing it successfully?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Yes, plate can be accessed with the deck off. don't know your exertise, but I think it could be a DIY project.

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Do you have the owners manual?That is your best bet , to see how deck is removed. If not manual can be downloaded from the Grasshopper site.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The owners manual only shows the diagram that you sent me. Gives no discussion on taking off mower deck or removing gas tank.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

It may be more than you can handle, Here is link to different sites, see the grasshopper company link.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
i had tried googling you tube and didn't find the answers i was looking for. That's why I asked you....
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

Did you download the one from the Grasshopper company?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The grasshopper Company video was a sales pitch only showing who easy to do basic maintenance like grease job.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 11 months ago

I did not down load it. Sorry, If you are uncomfortable about removing deck without instructions, I would not attempt it and removing the fuel tank. Take it to the dealer.

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