Help Me

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BerksLawn, May 4, 2001.

  1. BerksLawn

    BerksLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    Hey, I have a 48" kees belt drive walkbehind with a 14hp kawi. its a 2000 and its a great mower ive only replace the throtle control. Ive been having this problem mainly on my yard and yesterday one of my customers. The grass isnt to high but the engine dies and comes back. This happens when im on the velke. So then i get of and go in second then first but it hits bumps and almost shuts off. Any help would
    be great Thanks
     
  2. Samurai WeedWacker

    Samurai WeedWacker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    the air cleaner, the spark plug and the owner's manual. Could be air getting thru a crack or pinhole in the fuel line.
     
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    the reaction to bumping sounds like water in carb bowl.
    check for water in gas

     
  4. Dennis

    Dennis LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Posts: 155

    I have had sim. trbl. and both times it was dirt in the bowl,Keep air filter clean!!it was water 1 time,left mower out in t storm..
     
  5. BerksLawn

    BerksLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 149

    air filter was just repalaced havent had rain in a week or two and the gas is pretty low now so im sure there isnt any water in it well i just mowed the yard today and it was fine but it only does it every once and awhile
     
  6. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    1. Is it like the Honda's that have that oil level cutoff? Is it doing this on hills? Check your oil level. 2. Possible carb problem, pull the screw on the base of the carb (so easy I can even do it) then see if the sediment cup is full of stuff. 3. Make sure your deadman control switches are in good order. Saying that this happens on bumps kinda leads me to believe this may be the problem. May be difficult to test but could quite possibly be the problem.
     
  7. Samurai WeedWacker

    Samurai WeedWacker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    It's cheap & could fix your problem. I once had a snowblower doing what your mower is doing. Turned out air was getting into the fuel line.
     
  8. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    If it has oil alert,check the level,if its low it will shut off on bumps.Make sure your mower deck is not plugged with grass,mine will stall right out when it plugs up.
     

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