3010,3020 Tractor Basic Carburetor Repair

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With carburetors, the fuel filter can be found under the hood by following the fuel line backward from the carb. Usually it`s a small cylindrical filter that connects to the fuel line on either end.
Spray the filter with a pressurized carburetor cleaner.

Purchase a cleaner in a pressurized container that comes with a small application straw. Attach the straw to the container`s spout, then spray inside each nozzle. You can find a pressurized cleaner at your local automotive store.

The fuel filter will be located either inside the fuel tank or fitted into the fuel line between the tank and the fuel pump. Some fuel tanks have internal, non-serviceable fuel filters.

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I have changed the fuel filter on a John Deere L130 garden tractor and the engine is still not getting gas. Is there a fuel pump or other part which would stop the flow of gas to carbuerator?
ANSWER : Underneath carb bowl should be a wire. Unplug it and remove ( unscrew) electric gas shutoff. Replace.

My la 125 john deere runs about 30 minutes then looses all fuel Ive changed fuel pump and filter and cleaned tank and pickup tube
ANSWER : Check the switch on the botom of the bowl of the carb

I have a John Deere LX280 that won’t start. Have good spark, good fuel flow through fuel filter, and fuel in the carb bowl, but no fuel at the either of the plugs. Suspect either the safety shut off switch under the seat, or the solenoid under the carb bowl, but not sure how they are designed to work, or how to bypass them for troubleshooting purposes. Can anyone help shed some light on how the seat switch and carb bowl solenoid work, and offer any suggestions for how to get fuel to the plugs?
ANSWER : The fuel solenoid is 12 VDC. You can power it directly with 12V from the battery with the connector disconnected. It is powered from terminal A1 of the Key Switch with the switch ON. Before powering it up do a resistance check of the coil on the solenoid. It should read 40 Ohms or less.
The seat switch only provides a ground for the ignition. If the starter solenoid is engaging you should also have power to the fuel solenoid. Check for 12VDC on the engine harness for the solenoid with the Key ON. If you have 12VDC the solenoid is bad.

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Fuel tank fuel pump is weak and tractor will run at times and other times will not start 6400 john deere tractor.
ANSWER : Have you tried giving it a good tuneup?

How do i replace a clutch on a JD 3020 tractor
ANSWER : Break it in half, then get with it.

Looking for information on a John Deere tractor S/N CH0850S017329 and the current estimated value of this tractor with approximately 2,700 hours on it.
ANSWER : Can you please post the model number of the tractor? Thanks

I have John Deere GX345. It does not start consistently. When it doesn’t start the plugs have no spark. The problem is intermittent.All electrical connections look clean and no corrosion. Re- seated all connections. Fuel flow is good because I can smell raw fuel while cranking the motor. I replaced the fuel lines last year. Thank you for your help. Daryl Witowski
ANSWER : Look for a small silver box with 1 wire on it mounted to the motor. It is a temp sensor and will keep it from firing…Just had to replace mine…

Our john deere 400 is eating the belts for the front pto drive
ANSWER : Flat idler to left of belts is most likely seizing up during use.