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The lean on the side of carb before doing this replace air filter and plug then adjust if need most lean problems come from dirty filter or plug

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If your riding mower is running rich, it could be due to a variety of reasons, such as a clogged air filter, a dirty carburetor, or a malfunctioning fuel pump. To fix the problem, you`ll need to identify the source of the issue and take the necessary steps to correct it.
The fuel filter might be clogged. A clogged fuel filter is most commonly caused by leaving old fuel in the lawn mower. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the fuel filter and cause the engine to run roughly.
Regardless of whether or not the engine is running too rich or too lean, bring it down to a very lean mixture by turning both screws a quarter-turn at a time, counter-clockwise, then slowly bringing them back up to an equal and smooth mixture. Listen to the engine to know when you`ve found the right balance.
Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
Too much fuel in the air/fuel mixture can make your vehicle surge, sputter, or even stall. For example, if the carburetor is set way too rich, it will push enough gas through to the combustion chamber and flood the engine. Your engine power might lag if the engine is being flooded while you`re driving, as well.
Engine Running Rich Symptoms

Low gas mileage. A strong smell of gasoline, especially when idling. Check engine light warning. Engine performance problems.

It depends on how rich. If it`s slight, then exhaust will be “dirtier”, power will be down, the plugs, exhaust, and piston crowns will tend to get sooty over time. If it`s extremely rich, liquid fuel will get into the cylinders, past the rings, and into the crankcase.
Engine Running Rich Symptoms

Low gas mileage. A strong smell of gasoline, especially when idling. Check engine light warning. Engine performance problems.

Running rich is not good for the engine as it builds up carbon deposits on valves and pistons that destroy the engines performance. Running rich is typical for cold start ups, but quickly ceases once the oxygen sensors warm up because the engine closes the fuel loop and burns fuel to air in the right proportions.

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Cub cadet keeps stalling – Mtd 19 In. 173 CC OHV 3-In-1
ANSWER : Do you have last years gas in there?try fresh gas then clean out the carb

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PTO will not engage on my 0 turn Cub Cadet RZT 50. What should I check and how do I check it?
ANSWER : See if the switch is getting power to it and if it is see if the clutch is getting power. it needs 12 volts in order to engage.

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Cub Cadet zero turn. Cannot get the blades to turn when PTO switch is pulled. Belts are fine and attached. Please help.
John
ANSWER : I had the same problem. there was a short in the relay just before the wire gets to to back pulley assembly.

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Cub cadet 1050 changed oil now its wants me to change oil again and it smokes really bad now to much oil or too little
ANSWER : The 1050 holds 57.5 oz slightly less than 2 qts 64 oz. the filler stick is marked. shiould be over the add mark not over the full mark

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Where is the fuse – Cub Cadet LTX 1042 KW 42" 18HP Kawasaki Lawn Tractor – 13WG93AS010
ANSWER : Behind the dash panel at top of dash there is only one fuse

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How to speed up reverse – Cub Cadet Op's Manual Model Lt1042 Lt1045 Lt1046 Lt1050
ANSWER : Only way is to change pulley size on pump / has built in gear

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I have a cub cadet 2165 I just put in a new battery and it is slow turning over any ideas?
ANSWER : If battery is good and everything is hooked up right. Most likely could be the pto clutch bearing. Not the bearing on the pulley but on the clutch inside. Had the same problem, took the spark plugs out got it free. Turned over easy with plugs out, Started right up after and then burned up my bearing. Don’t burn up bearing. If do field assy. For that is 200$ if you can get away with just that. Otherwise 350-400$ for full assy.

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Cub cadet lt1042 will not back-up a small hill
ANSWER : Change your hydrstatic fluid and filter

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