Deteriorating foam in fuel tank - stalling?

Hi,
My roto-tiller keeps stalling after I start it. I looked in the fuel tank and the foam is starting to deteriorate with tiny little pieces floating around. Could these particles be clogging the fuel line? Why do I need any foam in the fuel tank anyway?
Briggs & Stratton 5 hp Sears roto-tiller.
Thanks,
Peter
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Now don`t you pour beer in the tank and you wont have any foam.
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Foam in a fuel tank????
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The foam is to reduce aeration and sloshing of the fuel. I understand some race cars use it. Many years ago we used in in model airplanes with good results.
Yes, the tiny particles may clog the lines. I don't know how easily it can be removed/replaced unless there is a way to open the tank or pull it through the filler.
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