I've got an 1800D that was last ran three months ago. Went to start it yesterday and it turns over, but won't start. Used a bit of starting fluid and it would fire then die out. I'm guessing its a fuel flow problem. This tractor has sat for longer periods of time and still started right up. Tonight I planned to try and bleed the fuel system. Is there anything else I should look for/try?
Also, the throttle lever has always been very loose. Previous owner wedged a splinter of wood between lever and tin to keep lever from bouncing around. There no bump or friction between fuel flowing and fuel shut off when pushing the throttle lever up. Would a new friction disc in the linkage fix this or is it an indicator of a problem in pump?