Poulan Pro Push Mower with 500e B&S Not Getting Fuel
I'm a former automotive technician, but I never bothered to learn small motors.
Now I'm regretting this.
We bought a house recently. It came with a Poulan 500e mower, which has worked just fine for four or five mowings this year.
Tonight I went to mow, and it died during the first pass -- it acted like it was starving.
Spark was confirmed, but I replaced the well-worn plug anyway.
The plug was dry. The mower starts on starting fluid. Were this a car, I'd say the fuel pump is out. However, it looks like gravity feed to the carburetor, and I don't see a fuel filter right offhand.
Does this thing have a fuel pump and/or a fuel filter?
What else should I be looking at? I'm not at all sure how this automatic throttle works; I'm working on finding online resources right now.
Any help at all is appreciated.