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Craftsman 917.271550 lawn tractor 15.5 HP starts missing and not running right after I use it a little while. Fuel in filter looks low then..

I replaced fuel tank, cap, longer piece of fuel line but not shorter piece from fuel filter to carb in Aug 2009.

When mower started acting up a few weeks ago, it would quit when i push choke throttle down to mowing speed. A friend wiggled the brake clutch switch around and then I could mow with it. The other day it would run fairly o.k. unless I engaged the blades, then it started missing. During the last few days I have noticed the fuel filter which I recently changed to local generic is almost full when i start out mowing and when the missing starts it appears the fuel filter has so little gas in it i don't see how enough is getting to carburetor. I have recently put in new spark plug and new air filter as well. I am a woman a bit mechanically inclined but not too much so and don't have men handy to help me. Help me, please. I inherited this about 10 yr old mower from my dad's estate, and I hope the fix is easy. Several friends think there could be enough of an air leak somewhere in lines to keep gas from flowing to filter correctly, but there are no gas leaks.

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July 4th, 2011
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