I have a Craftsman 42" mower Model no.917.270812 with a 19.5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine-model no. 42E707,type no.2631-E1.
I'm having a fuel problem. I give the mower a good work out cutting high grass for about two hours. It ran fine. Tried to use it the next day & I had this fuel problem. It will start with the chock out as soon as I push the chock in it dies. Tried to run with the chock out, it will run for a few seconds then starve down for gas.
I have changed the fuel filter & cleaned the air filter & made sure the fuel line from the filter to the carburetor was open. I thought it may be the float but not sure how to get to it. I pulled the metal plate with the rubber bladder off thinking I could get to the float from there. The next part behind the plate is the part that the fuel line hooks to. it did not act like it wanted to come off. So I thought I check with you guys before I messed something up.
I would like to know two things how to get to the float & what else could be keeping it from getting fuel.
Thanks for any help you can give me.