I just aquired a john deere lx172 in a trade, With a 14hp kawasaki engine.
I bought it not-running, the P/o told me it was the fuel pump.
Lo and behold it is NOT the fuel pump, I believe it is related to the carb. The engine will run on starting fluid just fine.
Changed the fuel filter, Blew out the lines, drained the old gas and put new ethanol free in, also took apart the carb and cleaned out the needle seat in the float bowl, then I soaked it all in parts cleaner.
There is an electrical connection on the bowl of the carb, and I'm not sure if that's holding me up. I took a video so y'all can see what she's doing. I appreciate any help at all, thanks!