Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kenwyn, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. kenwyn

    kenwyn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Could someone please help.
    My John Deere JX85 ran very low on fuel and since filling and restarting seems to have a fuel problem. It appears like as if there might be a blocked power jet or something like that. (It runs OK at low revs.)
    An outline of where to head for in the carburetor would be appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Regards, Kenwyn.
  2. jimslawns

    jimslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    If you ran low on fuel, chances are you have plugged up your in-line fuel filter, try replacing it first. A extremely low tank of fuel will let the pick-up line inside the tank pick up some of the debris in your tank.
  3. kenwyn

    kenwyn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks Jimslawns.
    I haven't got the mower here to check. Is it an external fuel filter or one built into the tank?
    Thanks a lot,
  4. jimslawns

    jimslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    should be inline, between the tank and the carburetor.
  5. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    We used to have a JX85 with the Kawi engine. It was very common for the main jet to get pluged on it. The Kaw carbs had a really small jet opening. After it happened a couple of times we put an inline filter on it which stopped most of the carb troubles.
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    might have had a touch of water in the fuel, shine a flash light in the filler and see if there are any water bubbles in the bottom of the tank. :D

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