Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Clodhopper, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Clodhopper

    Clodhopper LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1

    I've a Scag TT w/56" deck and 23HP Kohler. It starts runs 15 sec. and shuts down like I turn off the key. It ran for about 15 Min mowing. It did this 2 years ago and the shop I took got it running but didn't know what was wrong. It's getting fuel. Maybe one of the 15 safety switches??? Any help would be appriciated!! THANKS!!!!
  2. tilawn

    tilawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    maybe bad battery or short in the wiring somwhere
  3. wheels910

    wheels910 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 163

    kinda basic, but check oil. same thing happened to me last year on a walk behind. I'm ashamed to say, it was very low on oil and was getting too hot.

    Fouled plug?
  4. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,155

    Coil, safety switch, dirt in the carb, short in the wireing. Those are about the only things it could be.
  5. JosephLawnCare

    JosephLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

    did you check the fuses?
  6. Carolina Cuts

    Carolina Cuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,152

    bad float in the carb? had this problem once on an old walk behind mower.
  7. RTR Landscaping

    RTR Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    It's probably a coil going bad or possibly a short in the wiring.

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