Tractor stalls when accelerating

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Old 10-21-17, 06:27 PM
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Tractor stalls when accelerating

I was mowing the lawn for about 10mins when suddenly the tractor backfired and stalled. I restarted but it would only stay idling with the choke on full. As soon as I accelerate, it stalls.
left it 10 mins. Started again, worked fine for 5 mins then stalled. Now it just idles with choke on full again.
Any ideas what this could be? I thought the fuel filter maybe but it seems clear.
If it's the carb then why did it run fine for 10mins at first?
 
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Old 10-21-17, 07:20 PM
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Check the fuel cap it may not be venting properly, try running it with the cap loose. Have a good one. Geo
 
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Old 10-21-17, 08:06 PM
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Tried that but same problem.
 
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Old 10-22-17, 05:01 AM
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Only running with the choke on is a good sign of a carburetor problem. You may have gotten a piece of trash in a jet or orifice in the carburetor.
 
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Old 10-22-17, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Pilot Dane
". . . Only running with the choke on is a good sign of a carburetor problem . . ."
Yes, you're using the Choke to restrict the amount of air in the air/fuel mixture . . . . indicating that an inadequate fuel supply is available for normal operation. Something is restricting the flow of fuel.
 
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Old 10-22-17, 01:28 PM
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Make sure that your carburetor is tight to the engine and that your air cleaner is intact and clean. Otherwise agree with needing to clean and inspect the carburetor.
 
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Old 10-26-17, 01:27 AM
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Something either is blocking the fuel flow through the fuel line into the carb bowl or something has gotten into the carb bowl and is blocking the main jet.
 
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