Engine not getting gas?
I have a Craftsman GT5000 with the Kohler 25HP engine. I tried to start it yesterday after it has sat for several months. The engine turns over fine, but does not start. When I prime the engine with a little gas it starts up immediately, but stops as soon as the prime runs out. I tried this several times with the same result. Since the engine runs fine when primed, it appears that the problem is the engine is not getting gas from the tank. I disconnected the fuel line downstream of the fuel filter and gas poured out easily so I know that the lines are not blocked. Also, the gas looked fine without any crud in it.
Can anyone suggest what I should try next?