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Old 11-15-2012, 04:29 PM
echoman8 echoman8 is offline
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Deere x300 rider stalls when turning left

JOHN DEERE X300 riding mower

When I turn sharply left while mowing, the engines stalls temporarily and then continues to run puffing out black smoke and taking a few seconds to recover to full speed.

I removed the carb to visually inspect the float and jet, but all seemed fine.

I have not put an in line spark tester on it yet, but I suspect it is losing ignition for a few seconds.

Has anyone had this occur or know the solution?

Kawasaki engine
KAW CODE FH491V-BS04-R
FH491V FH491VA67247
DATE OF MFG 0407
DISPLACEMENT 472CC
ENGINE FAMILY KAXS,472N4CB

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:58 AM
echoman8 echoman8 is offline
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Tested spark

I put an inline spark tester on each spark plug and I do have fire when it is stalling, so with the black smoke and the stall (to about 500 rpm), it seems obvious that it is flooding when mowing and turning sharply left.

Though the air cleaner seemed fine, I removed both the filter and precleaner, but the mower still stalled temporarily as before.

Would appreciate advice.

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:34 PM
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x300

I think I figured it out.

I spun it strong and for about a minute both left and right sloshing the gas in the fuel bowl hoping to clear the air vent hole. It seems to have worked.

The air vent hole must have been partially blocked.

DT
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