Riding Mower Stalls Out

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Catzilla The Hun, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. Catzilla The Hun

    Catzilla The Hun LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi Guys, :waving:

    I am new to the forum, it's good to be here ! :)

    I have a older John Deere riding mower, it seems to stall out on me after it has run a while, when I let it sit for about 10 min, it cranks right up. :rolleyes:

    Any Idea's as to what the problem is ? :)
  2. nocutting

    nocutting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Hi, do you have a metal or plastic gas tank?......if its older and rusty, there maybe rust floating around in there :rolleyes:
  3. Catzilla The Hun

    Catzilla The Hun LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Sorry about posting in the wrong forum, I have a plastic gas tank. :)
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Hi, Sounds to me you may have a possible ignition problem,You did not say what engine is on this machine which would be helpful,But here is a quick test to find out. Have a spare spark plug in hand,Run the machine until it shuts off on you.....Pull the plug wire off and install extra plug in wire,hold that plug against a head bolt and turn the engine over observing the end of the plug for a blue spark.If there is no spark try the same test after it cools.
    This will tell you if it is the ignition or not.
    I could probably give you more to go on with a engine brand and model number, Both are on the flywheel housing.
    Good Luck!

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