craftsman mower shuts off

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Old 05-26-15, 09:29 AM
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craftsman mower shuts off

I have a craftsman rider mower with a 16.5 hp Kohler command engine. I turn it on and after about 10-15 minutes it starts to backfire then turns off. Fuel is good and appears to have spark. I let the engine cool and it will start right up and run again for 10-15 minutes and shuts off. Any suggestions welcome..
 
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Old 05-26-15, 09:34 AM
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How does it sound when it begins to quit? Does it sputter? My first thought is that its being flooded.
 
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Old 05-26-15, 10:16 AM
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Try loosening the gas cap and see if it stays running. If not, remove the carb bowl and verify strong fuel flow into the bowl.
 
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Already tried loosening fuel cap. Carburetor cleaned out. Fuel is good and good flow. Does not flood. When running starts to backfire. Replaced spark plug. Still backfires when running. Runs for ten minutes then turns off.could it be ignition module? I smelled burning wire. But haven't located anything.
 
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Old 05-28-15, 09:47 AM
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When it shuts off, is there still spark at that time?
 
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