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Ferris I.s. W/ Kolher Motor Problem?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by REVPRO, Jun 3, 2005.


    REVPRO LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    My Dad Has A Ferris I S Mower With A Kohler Motor In It, The Motor Runs Good For About A Half Hour Then It Begins To Cut Out And Backfire Eventually Stalling. It Will Easily Refire If You Pull The Choke Out , But It Will Only Run For A Few Minuetes Until It Does The Same Thing. It Sounds As If The Ignition Is Cutting Out. Any Help Would Be Appreciated. Thanks In Advance
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Post the engine model and spec. numbers so we can tell what engine we are dealing with. !!!!
    It will make a difference as where to send you looking !
  3. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    I know this could sound crazy, but it could be the fuel tank cap. Had this similar problem. Worth while checking out. run it until it stops. If you don't see fuel in the filter the tank may not be venting. good luck
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Try cracking open your gas caps when this happens.

    I was ready to type exactly what Gautreaux said.

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