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JD 165 Kawasaki FB460v 12.5HP Dies Under Load

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by tnich, May 5, 2007.

  1. tnich

    tnich LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Have a JD 165 with 12.5HP Kawasaki, idles fine runs fine at high RPM except when the mower is running for about 50 yards under load it dies. Switching off mower (electric clutch) and choking it it will run fine. Seems to be starving for fuel under load. Cleaned out filters, replaced part of fuel line, tore down carburetor and cleaned and blew out all I could see and it still dies.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Check your gas cap vent, If it doesn't vent properly it causes a vacuum in the tank.
  3. tnich

    tnich LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Thank you, I have not thought of that yet

    Thanks again


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