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Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 42914
Experience:  Service manager and technician for all brands of engines with 40 + years of experience.
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The petrol flow to the engine is not working when I press

Customer Question

the petrol flow to the engine is not working when I press the fuel pump 3 times
JA: What's the brand and model of your engine? How old is it?
Customer: 500 series at least 8 years old
JA: How long has this been going on with your engine? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just recently I let the tank run dry and filled it with petrol which was about 3 months old
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It happened once before,I shook the mower and it was ok.No such luck this time
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 14 days ago.
Is there a fuel bowl on the carburetor, where you could loosen the bolt and let the fluid drain? To see if there may be water in the fuel bowl??
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 days ago.
Drain the bowl to get any water out. Thank you.