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Grasshopper/Kubota Engine Problems

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by P. Nelson, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. P. Nelson

    P. Nelson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I have a new Grasshopper 725G2 with 20 hours on it and the engine spits and sputters after about 2 hours of operation. Anyone bump up against that? The dealer said its a wet distributor cap from power washing but I haven't washed it since last fall. Dealer said to put new plugs in it. Should I expect the dealer to pay for that since its new and under warranty? Maybe give them the receipt?
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    If moisture got into the cap it had to enter from somewhere. Probably a hairline crack in the dist cap. Since you only have 20 hrs on this machine I'd be on my dealer like flies on you know what!!! I would demand a new cap and rotor and new plugs. If he can't spring for that I'd tell him that the next time I needed a 9 - $10,000 mower I'd go somewhere else.

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