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YTH 1542 XP cutting out

3143 Views 7 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  Mark / Ohio
After about 10 minutes of cutting my mower starts to act up it seems like it is starving for gas. However, I have taken the carb down twice and it is clean. If you let it sit and cool off it will run great for 10 minutes then cut out again. At first I thought it was a carb issue, but after it runs great for 10 minutes then dies and runs great again when it is cold I think it is a electrical issue. The fuel filter is always staying full and the vacume fuel pump seems to be working fine. It has the Kawasaki 15 horse v-twin FH430V and it is around a 2004 with only 203 hours. I am not running ethanol in it. Thanks for any ideas.
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Good point I will try that this afternoon. One of my 4-wheelers had that problem once.
Fuel cap, Not the problem. I am back to thinking it is the carb it is only running for about a minute now before it acts up. It runs better with the choke on for a couple of minutes then it just craps out. My generator did this once it cleared up after running for awhile.
Problem solved! Fuel filter was clogged. Looked clean enough on the outside, but you could hardly blow through it. Thanks for the help.
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