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  1. #1

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    John Deere fuel filter issue

    I'm new here...found the site trying to solve a fuel filter issue I have with my JD yard tractor. All help is certainly appreciated.

    I have a JDSTX38 hydro. Had it serviced last week...new blades, oil change, fuel line leak fixed. They also replaced the filter with one that has a clear "bulb" and a bright yellow filter. When mowing yesterday, the engine, after running like a charm for 10-15 minutes, would all of a sudden start a chug-a-lug sound, then cut off. I turned off the fuel line, disconnected it at the fuel filter, then opened the line for gas to go in the bulb. After doing that a time or two until the bulb was real close to full, the tractor start again. It would run 10-15 minutes, then I'd have to go through the ordeal again. Any ideas?

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  3. #2

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    Cub Cadet 1863,& John Deere GT235

    Re: John Deere fuel filter issue

    Try loosening the gas cap and see if it is better?may not be venting enough. Most gas filters do not show that they are full anyhow.

  4. #3

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    Re: John Deere fuel filter issue

    WELCOME to LMF...

    There are also some inline filters that are not very free flowing... unless they have fuel pushed with a good fuel pump they will not keep up with fuel flow...
    some have such a small filtering capacity that very little fuel flow will plug them up, if there is anything in the fuel that needs to be filtered out.
    Try no filter for a bit and see if the problem goes away.. if it keeps running, look for a free flowing gravity feed filter....KennyV

  5. #4

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    Badboy

    The paper filters have to go in the line a certain way. There should be an arrow on the filter to show the fuel flow if not then the cap o the filter should go towards the pump

  6. #5

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    Re: John Deere fuel filter issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Briggs92 View Post
    The paper filters have to go in the line a certain way. There should be an arrow on the filter to show the fuel flow if not then the cap o the filter should go towards the pump
    I think I checked that but will do it again. I tell you what, this is somekind of frustrating! I do apprecaite the suggestions.

  7. #6

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    Florida
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    Re: John Deere fuel filter issue

    Sounds like a fuel pump problem to me,it might be pumping but not enough

  8. #7

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    Re: John Deere fuel filter issue

    Quote Originally Posted by redfish9 View Post
    Sounds like a fuel pump problem to me,it might be pumping but not enough
    Thanks for the response. I took it to a local guy who works on mowers and he cleaned out the fuel system and things are working fine...now, if I could just get my wife to mow...

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