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Fuel Filter Marker in Tank?

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I own an Ariens Deluxe 30" EFI (921049) model blower and so far it's been great. While refueling, the nozzle on my gas can slipped in, pushing the filter and the little red marker into the tank. I was able to pull out the filter, but I can't find the little red plastic marker.

This has happened once before, and I was able to eventually find it and fished it out with a piece of a metal rake. This time, there's zero sign of it. I used the blower for a few minutes and it seems to be fine, but I'm not sure if there are additional filters to stop the plastic from going down the fuel lines.

Has anyone had this happen before? Is there a way to open the fuel tank up completely, so I can get better access?
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tanks are sealed, they can't be opened . suck the tank dry and see if the item can be viewed and grabbed
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There is a filter screen attached to the fuel shutoff that is screwed into the tank. That red plastic piece cannot get into the fuel line and cannot block the fuel supply to carb.

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I have a long pair of curved hemostats, that are great for fishing things out of small openings.




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I have new Ariens Platinum 30 and noticed metal particles inside tank and fine particles in the carb bowl. I used magnet to get much of it. I drained tank and added in-line fuel filter. I eventually washed out the tank but before I used a USB probe camera to look inside. Is this the filter you are referring to inside the tank? It does not look like its removable/serviceable.
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Every shop should have a long and short version of this thing to go with itís counterpart with a magnetic tip. HF and all the parts store even Home Depot has them.
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I have new Ariens Platinum 30 and noticed metal particles inside tank and fine particles in the carb bowl. I used magnet to get much of it. I drained tank and added in-line fuel filter. I eventually washed out the tank but before I used a USB probe camera to look inside. Is this the filter you are referring to inside the tank? It does not look like its removable/serviceable.
it screws into the tank base bung ,where it's attached to the fuel hose,
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plastic filter that screws into tank
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I see it from the outside (see pict). Is it a replaceable item? Have you ever replaced? What's it officially called? Seems like its there to catch the big stuff but lets the small stuff through. But then you got big stuff floating around tank. I put in an inline filter but not a ton of room to put in. I had to place right next to carb. The internal filter has the green, soft, sealer around it. I hate to mess with that. Any idea if the internal filter has an Ariens PN?
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I see a similar one for Craftsman Blower but can't find an Ariens PN. Or even a mention of it. I hope you don;t have to buy a new tank to get a $5 filter.

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