Join Date: May 2016
Location: Parkersburg, WV
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Robin said - Interesting problem. When the engine "shuts down" does it do so immediately without hiccups?....that's electrical.....or does it run irregularly, sputter for a few seconds?....that's fuel.
Maybe I missed it, but when you try to restart right after a shutdown, what happens....Will it not restart until after a cooling down period?
I probably was not clear - but here it goes.
This is my son-in-laws explanation - After running flawlessly for about 15-20 minutes it seems to start to sputter some but never shut down completely. Mind you this is in the heat of the summer and I didn't get this mower to fix until fall and the weather here is much cooler then. I personally have not had it sputter until my last supposed fix.
Now since I have had it, in the fall, I have done this on several occasions, and that is mulching leaves and cutting grass which it ran fine for 20+ minutes but, after I stop it then try to start again it doesn't want to re-start until a cool off period of about 1/2 hour. After that time it starts up, first pull and will run for another 20 minutes or more with no problem, again in the cool weather
NOTE: and I think I have covered this so please read through this thread for other items you may have missed - I know I must have a fuel delivery issue and here is why (this I think I covered earlier) At shut down, NOT on its own - I shut it down, I tried to pulling it 5 or 6 times then immediately pulled the plug and found no fuel on plug or in cylinder. Fuel delivery issue, vapor lock don't know why - cap changed, run it with cap loose, new carburetor.