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Lawn mower quits running!!!


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08-08-06, 03:11 PM   #1  
Lawn mower quits running!!!

I have a 175 john deer riding mower that quits running. It starts fine and runs fine for about 10 minutes then it dies really quickly and i cant start it until it cools down. I have replaced the battery, the coil, the fuel lines, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. Sometimes I can get it to stay running longer if I move the throttle lever when i think it's gonna die but it happens so fast that i don't usually catch it. I have a huge yard and really need it fixed, I know its something stupid. Please help if you can.

 
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08-08-06, 03:14 PM   #2  
What about the air filter.Whats the oil level.When was the last time it was changed.The carb could also need cleaning or a rebuild.

 
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08-08-06, 03:21 PM   #3  
Air filter is fine, and so is oil. I don't know the last time it was changed. Carb was looked at and seemed fine. I'm at a loss.

 
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08-08-06, 03:59 PM   #4  
Any sign that its overheating.Like smoke from the engine or any wierd smell to hint that its overheating.When a push mower overheats you see smoke like the kind when a candle it blown out coming from the engine and muffler.

 
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08-08-06, 04:30 PM   #5  
No smoke. Sometimes I smell gas stronger than normal but not always. I just went out and mowed with it and it shut off twice but I was able to get it going again. I wiggles some of the wires and made sure everything seemed tight. I was able to mow for a half hour or more with no problems.
I really appreciate your time helping me. Thank you

 
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08-08-06, 07:08 PM   #6  
Try it without the gascap and see if it helps any at all.

 
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