This video shows how to replace the fuel filter in a riding lawn mower. The fuel filter keeps dirt from getting into the carburetor. A clogged or dirty fuel filter doesn’t let enough fuel reach the carburetor, so the engine run roughs or stops running completely. Remove the old fuel filter and install a new one when you tune up your lawn tractor each year, using a part that fits your model.
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The first step to replacing the fuel filter is to turn the ignition switch off and remove the key. Lift the mower hood and disconnect the spark plug wire. Remove the lower dash fastener and pull off the lower dash. Clamp hose pinch-off pliers onto the fuel line on each side of the fuel filter to block the flow of fuel. Position the shop rag under the fuel filter to catch drips. Release the hose clamps and remove the hose from each side of the fuel filter. Wipe up any spilled fuel. Connect the hose on each side of the new fuel filter using the hose clamps. Release the hose pinch-off pliers from each side of the fuel filter. Reinstall the lower dash and secure it with the fastener. Reconnect the spark plug wire and lower the mower hood.