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This intermittent stalling has been driving us nuts. I finally nailed it down to this particular angle. Runs fine on all other slopes, up down, and sideways. Just tilting to the left doesn’t trigger it. Has to be going downhill with a tilt to the left. Keeping the tank full seems to minimize the problem. If it’s really tilted, restarting can take a few tries.

I’ve rerouted my mowing patterns (15 acres, some rolling), to avoid this angle and it hasn’t stalled again so far.

Debris in the tank?

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You may have trash in your tank. Check your fuel cap vent too

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If you have a steeply graded property, hill stalling is often a sign your mower is not strong enough to perform the task at hand. Another reason this occurs is due to problems with the engine, such as bad spark plugs and ignition coils, a clogged carburetor or a worn out transmission.
Some mowers have a choke switch that allows additional fuel to enter the carburetor. If the choke is malfunctioning or your carburetor is dirty, there may not be enough fuel vapors entering the engine to support the extra push needed for the hill.
The pulleys in your lawn tractor are driven by the drive belt, and turn the spindles. If a pulley doesn`t spin freely, it can cause the engine to die when the blades are engaged. To check the pulleys for sticking and damage, first remove the drive belt from the engine pulley and lift the lever to engage the blades.
Most problems that will cause a John Deere lawn mower to stall after 20 minutes occur due to the distribution and rate of flow in the fuel and air systems. If these systems are dirty or restricted, the mower will stall out and be difficult to restart.
Sharpening or replacing the mower blades is also the answer if grass tips look ragged or tattered instead of cleanly cut. Blade vibration also causes an uneven cut. To eliminate vibration, replace unbalanced blades and worn mandrels. Replace a worn blade belt because a worn belt won`t spin the blades correctly.
What If You Tilt Your Mower The Wrong Way? Don`t panic it`s not that big a deal. If you tilted your mower the wrong way, just tilt it onto its four wheels again and clean up any spilled gas. Oil and gas may have made their way to the air filter, and saturated it.
A Dirty Carburetor Can Cause a Lawnmower To Start Then Die

By far, the most common issue that causes a stalled motor is a dirty carburetor. The carburetor on your engine is the thing that draws in air and mixes it with the fuel. Contrary to what the movies might make you think, gasoline itself is not very flammable.

The most common cause of a mower that runs for thirty minutes and then dies is a faulty armature. A faulty gas cap is the second most likely cause.
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.
There are three major causes for a stalled engine: A lack of fuel, a lack of air flow and improper ignition. Running out of fuel is one of the most common causes of engine stalling, but dirty fuel injectors or a plugged fuel filter can also be the culprit. Your engine needs air to run properly as well.
If your lawn mower starts, runs briefly, then dies these are the four most common reasons that`s happening: Dirty carburetor / clogged carburetor bowl. Old gasoline that has gone bad. Dirty or defective spark plugs.
Common causes of intermittent stalling may include a bad idle speed control (ISC) system, low fuel pressure, loss of ignition, vacuum or EGR leaks, or other problems we`ll get to later in this article.
Naturally, this makes the sweet spot about 1/4-inch of pitch, depending on the mower model. In any case, the front of the deck should be pitched lower than the deck rear. Be careful not to pitch too much that you start scalping lawns.
The spark plugs are worn or damaged

If you find that your lawnmower keeps dying, or keeps stalling while cutting grass, then inspect the spark plugs. Look for signs of damage or wear. Something as simple as a cracked porcelain insulator can mean an electrode has been damaged or burned away.

Simply take a few safety precautions (such as disconnecting the spark plug), turn the mower onto its side, and start working. Good luck turning a riding lawn mower onto its side, however. These heavy-duty machines weigh hundreds of pounds. You can seriously injure yourself or damage the mower if you do it incorrectly.

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I am another owner of the 24 hp. briggs and stratten ELS that has blew a rod out the side. How can I get help replacing this motor that has been such a terrible problem
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Honda 8HP engine (Brown trencher) stalls when lift up and hot.
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Battery the battery is dying and it will start but, after a few mins the engine starts to sputter then goes back to idle and eventually dies. could this just be the dead battery? is that the reason the engine dies?
ANSWER : Usually, if the battery is dying, it won’t start up again.
Usually, motorized vehicles only use the battery to start the engine, then the alternator contributes all the power for actual operation.
A dead alternator or battery shouldn’t ‘sputter’, they would just stop dead.

If the engine will start, run and then sputter…there is a fuel problem.
1. There may be a ‘cut-off’ in the fuel line which is in the off postion. It may look like a thin, flat wing-nut.
2. The gas may be contaminated with water residue if the gasoline has been sitting a long time. I believe you can get some water treatment to fix this without having to dump the fuel tank contents.
3. The fuel line is blocked with dirt somewhere, I would check the fuel filter and work backwards from there.

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Engine stalls when you pull trigger on wand – Karcher 2500 PSI Pressure Washer
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Engine dies if i engage blades or take my foot off the brake
ANSWER : You likely need to replace the brake switch,the seat switch can also cause the same problem.Most likely problem is the seat switch,i would try that first.The pto or the reverse switch can cause a shut down but not until you try to mow,seat switch is the most suspect.

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Engineer starts, and stop – Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower
ANSWER : Clean fuel system
lines
tank
carburetor main jet, float bowl
check cable/linkage adjustments

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Engine dies when clutch is released engine dies. jumped clutch switch and now when blades are engaged the engine dies. maybe a bad clutch switch? thanks, mike
ANSWER : I would think more than likly your seat switch is bad. Try disconnecting the switch, do not jump, and see if it works ok. If not, then jump the switch.
Depending how old the tractor is, the switch can work either way.
Good luck, let me know.
Regards,

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Engine stalls immediately when put into high speed
ANSWER : Fuel starvation or ‘lean’ fuel condition

check and or clean fuel filter
check condition of fuel lines

carburetor diaphragms/gaskets need to be replaced
spray carb cleaner thru jets and ports while appart

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