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B&S 8HP will not run above idle

fiber_tek

LawnSite Member
Location
Helena, Montana
I have a TORO 8:32 rear engine rider that will start and run really well for a while, then after 5-10 minutes of mowing, it will start to sputter and will eventually die if I don't take it down to idle. I have taken the air cleaner off and it does the same thing with it removed. The fuel is fresh, no water in it. Anybody have any ideas? It will always restart, but will not run at any speed above idle or just above idle.

Jason
 

ducky1

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
s.e. Kansas
Sound like a pluged fuel system or even a leaky intake gasket. Check your fuel filter and gas flow th the carb.
 
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fiber_tek

LawnSite Member
Location
Helena, Montana
Well I took the carb off and cleaned it as best I could. I took my B&S manual out and went over all the troubleshooting steps and learned how to adjust it for low and high idle mixtures. I got it back on and started it up made about 2 minutes worth of adjustments and now it runs perfectly again. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction fellas.

Jason
 
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