John Deere LT160 will not start

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John Deere LT160 will not start

Rob Kirsten Any help would be appreciated. With 200hrs on it, my LT160 suddenly won't start. Turns over strong. It has spark. Pouring some gas directly into the carb, and it runs that just fine. Carb linkage all seems to work fine. I checked all lock-outs, like brake on, no problem. I suspected the fuel filter, so replaced the little white in-line one with the larger clear filter that came with the tune up kit. Now I see no evidence that the fuel is getting pumped thru that filter. Dealer suggested I shoot the carb with cleaner. Any other ideas?


R Kirsten in Michigan

Joe Take the carb out, unscrew the bottom nut... check the float (orange circular piece) Be careful not to lose the little pin holding it in place. It is probably stuck, pr something is blocking the line.
Carb cleaner works great too, but if the float is stuck, it isn't able to fix that.

Mike The fuel line might be clogged with a big piece of dirt, give a shot of air back to the tank, before the fuel pump.
Eric Probably the fuel pump. Same thing happened with mine.
john carb solenoid rubber stop is bad - check it
Ron My Lt 160 LT mower stopped running while i was in reverse with the PTO was engaged. A big puff of smoke came out and would not restart. I thought it might be out of gas so i filled it up. still nothing. i took the air cleaner off and sprayed some old starting fluid in the carburator, still nothing. it is getting spark. can you suggest anything?

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