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Grasshopper overheat

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Quality Lawn, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Quality Lawn

    Quality Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Can anyone tell me how to tell if the water pump has gone out on my mower. I have a Grasshopper 725D. I have flushed the radiator, changed the thermostat but it continues to overheat. I suppose it could now only be the water pump but before I spend the money on one and time to install it, I was wondering if there is some way to tell if it needs replacing. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    Make sure the radiator cap is good. My car was over heating and it turned out to be a faulty cap. Air was being sucked into the system.
     
  3. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    If it's not losing coolant, the w. pump is probably good. How clean is the radiator? Dust, dirt, grease & oil on the fins can cause it to overheat. How many hrs?
     
  4. Quality Lawn

    Quality Lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    It has almost 1500 hours on it.
     
  5. Jeremy1592

    Jeremy1592 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I have a 928D with the same overheating issue.

    I purchased the grasshopper branded radiator water shooter thingy :hammerhead: and that has helped the issue a bit, although, it did not stop it.

    I am considering trading this machine due to this issue. No other complaints, but when it is 105* May thru August, makes it tough.
     

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