I did not inspect the filter at all. I used a stick to prop open the tank hole to dump the gas out and it got stuck inside the tank so I took the fuel pump out to do that, but I didnt think about checking the filter. Everyone I call says its lifetime and doesnt require maintaince. Think if battery is too low then it wouldnt start? The light has been on even after I charge it, it stays on. And i also need an oil change. The terminals sucked and there is a chip on the ground connecting to the battery but it is basically all the way corroded. Think that could be it maybe?