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Walker Engine Cutting Off

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by hunting202, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. hunting202

    hunting202 LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 19

    I have a 20 hp gas Walker. This problem has just started. After I run the Walker for about 15 minutes or so, The engine starts acting like it is out of gas. I have to play with the choke, moving it back and forth, just to get it to move a little bit. Then, the engine will die. If I let it sit for a little while, the problem stops till I run for another 15 minutes.

    Please Help!
     
  2. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    Sounds like the vent is plugged up on the gas tank and drawing a vacuum inside the tank. Check the cap to be sure it is venting OK. Might change the fuel filter also.
     
  3. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    I had a similar problem and it was trash in the tank
     
  4. hc841

    hc841 LawnSite Member
    from oh
    Posts: 10

    IT COULD ALSO BE IN YOUR IGNITION SWITCH, CAUSING YOUR FUEL SOLENOID ON THE CARB TO CLOSE, IF THIS IS THE CASE IF YOU WATCH YOUR VOLTAGE GAUGE IT WILL DROP JUST BEFORE SHUTING DOWN, NOT AN UNCOMMON PROBLEM ON THIS MODEL.
     
  5. hunting202

    hunting202 LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 19

    carb was clogged up. Thanks for the replies. Trash must have come from the tank. Why would the fuel filter not catch it though?
     
  6. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    Feul filter should have caught it if it came from the tank, does your fuel filter need changed? I am sure the dealer changed it if it did, be sure to clean the donaldson and the kohler filter weekly.
     
  7. hunting202

    hunting202 LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 19

    Yea, i thought the filter would have caught it too. Are those the two air filters?
     

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