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    GX345 Wonít Fire

    I just inherited a GX345 from my father in law. I donít know much about it. Pretty dirty and has been setting at least a year.
    Supposedly it ran when it was parked. It will crank and has spark but wonít run. A little shot of gas down the intake and it runs for a few seconds. Iím thinking fuel pump. Is this common? How difficult to change? Iím pretty handy with wrenches.
    Any guess on what itís worth running? She wants to sell but Iím may keep and sell my E130 instead. Thanks all.
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    GX345 Wonít Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by Kleiss1! View Post
    I just inherited a GX345 from my father in law. I donít know much about it. Pretty dirty and has been setting at least a year.
    Supposedly it ran when it was parked. It will crank and has spark but wonít run. A little shot of gas down the intake and it runs for a few seconds. Iím thinking fuel pump. Is this common? How difficult to change? Iím pretty handy with wrenches.
    Any guess on what itís worth running? She wants to sell but Iím may keep and sell my E130 instead. Thanks all.
    I would get rid of the E130 and keep the GX345. The 345 is a lot more tractor than the 130. I would take the float bowl off and clean it, make sure the float moves free. Then try to start it. My guess is bad gasís from sitting or the carburetor needs a good cleaning. Not sure what it would be worth as that depends on the shape and hours but it appears to be a 2003 based on the serial number.


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    Also. Can you tell date of Manufacture from this tag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kleiss1! View Post
    Also. Can you tell date of Manufacture from this tag?
    2003


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    I just had this exact same problem with my D160. After playing with the carb for a bit it finally started up. This seems to be a common problem with gas with the ethanol in it. Had the same thing with 2 portable generators recently too.

    I ordered a replacement carb for mine (should be here tomorrow).

    You should be able to pull the fuel line at the carb, crank the engine a few times and see if it's getting fuel.

    If that GX345 is otherwise in decent shape, it's worth more than your E130 was brand new. GX345's with similar hours are running in the $2500-$2800 range on machinefinder.com
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    Thereís also a fuel solenoid on the carb. Take it off clean it good and work it in and out. The hold the wire against a positive battery and the switch itself to the negative of a good battery the plunger should move out.


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    Time Delay Control Module was mentioned in a search. Is that a possibility too?

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    Please be aware of gasoline fumes and sparks while you are testing. You might have ignition, but in the wrong place.
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    Kleiss1!, you need 3 things air, spark and fuel. Take the air filter off and shoot a little starting fluid in there and crank. That will tell you if you have spark and air if it pops off a little. Next, drain all the gas from the tank and the carb. Put about 1/2 gallon of FRESH gas back in tank and crank some more. If it doesn't start after multiple times cranking, you will need to pull the carb and clean/rebuild it.

    P.S. Sell the E130 it's a tinker toy compared to the GX345.

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    It will run if I pour gas in the intake thatís why I was thinking fuel pump. I guess the time delay module controls electrical not fuel so I can rule that out. The machine is 200 miles away still so Iím collecting parts for the next trip to get it running so I can get it in my truck and bring it home.

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