Well.. I decided to finish some mowing around the property yesterday with the HT20. As I was finishing the tractor started to spit and sputter as if it was running out of fuel. I was close to the garage, so I just headed that way and she died as I was pulling up to the door. I figured it was just out of gas - however it wasn't. I still have about 1/3 or better left in the tank.
This tractor has an older Facet fuel pump (cube) on it. It runs and seems to be pumping.. but very little (then again i'm not really sure how much should flow through it). It actually seems like it doesn't have enough pressure to push fuel to the carb? The tractor will fire instantly if you dump a little bit of fuel down the carburetor though.. so i'm certain fuel isn't making it there. I haven't had a chance to change the fuel filter and lines, but will try this before replacing the pump.
The filter is not plugged, but the lines are very old. Is it possible it is sucking air some how?
Has anyone had a Facet pump go bad?
I have checked the connections on the pump and it is getting plenty of power and a clean ground. The wires are clean as well.
Any help is greatly appreciated. I could buy another Facet, but would consider some other alternatives.
Is anyone running another brand electric fuel pump? If so let me know. I'd like to get the HT20 up and moving again. I miss driving it already lol.