Craftsman tracter backfires and quits


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Old 06-08-11, 09:26 AM
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Craftsman tracter backfires and quits

I have a craftsman lawn tracter 14.0 HP OHV. model #917.255692. Kholer engine model #cv 14 type #PS1445. The engine will start and run for a few min. and then start to quit and then backfire a few times and quit. Let it set for a while and it will startup but do the same thing again. please help
 
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Old 06-08-11, 09:30 AM
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Check the valve spacings specs. if need be, adjust. Check out Youtube for how its done. When shown on video its not that tough of a task.
 
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Try running it with the gas cap loose it my not be venting properly. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 06-08-11, 09:34 PM
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I'd suspect the gas cap or otherwise insufficient fuel flow. The valves on this engine are not adjustable.
 
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Old 06-10-11, 09:57 AM
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OK the last time I used the tracter it was low on oil. I added oil. I checked the oil again today and it was over filled. I drained the excess oil. It started and finished cutting lawn. It did sputter a little at the end. Could this have been the problem. and if so is there anything I should do.

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Old 06-20-11, 11:53 AM
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Any other ideas. I start the tractor up it runs fine for about 10 minutes and then starts to backfire through the carb. and quits.
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