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YTH 1542 XP cutting out

3139 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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Welcome VAmower!

Don't overlook the possibility of a clogged vent in the fuel cap. ;)
Have you emptied the fuel tank and added fresh gas since having the carb opened up?

Maybe some dirt in there is getting sucked across the line opening after it starts running. Running better with the choke on sure sounds like it is starving itself for some reason.
:bravo: Thanks for letting us know what resolved the issue!
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