I have had this tractor for 11 years, no problem until today. Cut the front yard yesterday, no issues.
Cutting the rear yard today, it started then died after 15 seconds. No start at all now. Air cleaner looks good, fuel filter replaced 2 years ago. If I use starting fluid, it will run for 5-6 seconds then quit. It's not getting fuel???
If you look at the fuel filter, visually clean and you can see clear gas in it. Gas is 2 weeks old.
Fuel pump? Carburetor? Any ideas? How do I diagnose it? Is there a simple fuel pump test I can do at home?