Originally Posted by oqueoque
I thought, I read through this entire thread, but I might have missed this. I purchased the Exmark 30 in April 2014. It works great , but recently the machine has died when in use a couple of times. I replaced the fuel. Switching from Citgo to Shell, but still experience the same problem. I checked and cleaned the air filter also. Has anyone had this happen. We currently clean the bottom of the deck by turning the machine on it's side, carburetor up. I called Exmark and was told it is OK to clean it this way.
I clean my deck the same way. I occasionally have the issue of it shutting off also. I believe that when the fuel starts getting low in the tank, the tank starts developing a vacuum-when it starts to die-briefly unscrew the gas cap. This usually fixes it for me