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Craftsmen Riding Lawnmower with Kohler 15 hp engine runs fine, stalls after 10 minutes, won't restart until 2 hours later, then cycle repeats

by Manage My Life
July 18th, 2011

I replaced the carburetor on my riding lawnmower after gas was leaking from it. It started just fine, but then after 10 minutes of using it, it stalled rather quickly with a single backfire. The engine was hotter than normal. I pulled the spark plug out, connected it to the ignition module and held it against a bolt head and it looks like it is not getting a spark. Could it be the ignition module? Or is the engine too hot perhaps because of lack of air flow (my air filter is looking dirty)?

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Lawn Mowers , Lawn & Garden
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It can be difficult to deal with your lawn tractor issues. Especially when your lawn most desperately needs a fresh cut. Below I attached a couple links that will help explain your issue. I hope these links are helpful!
by Manage My Life
July 18th, 2011
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