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Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my mower?

Operates great for 15 minutes then want pull up the hill in my yard. let it sit until it cools off and it will pull the hill again for another 10 to 15 minutes. Will do ok on level ground even when hot.

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Hello Joel. I would check the valve clearance .

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

Testimonial: "Sorry, I guess I did not explain the problem very well. It is not the engine. The engine is making good power. The problem is with the Hydrostat transmission. The fluid level is full, the cooling fan is working but it gets hot and will not pull up the same hill that it has pulled just fine for the last 8 years."

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It may very well be ready to blow up
you need a two cycle machine for hills, 4 cycle mowers are dumed
it slows on hills and stops because the crankshaft, camshaft, wrist pin and piston are not getting lubricated properly and just about to seize up

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

Testimonial: "The engine is making good power. The problem is with the hydrostat transmission. It is full of fluid, the cooling fan is working but gets hot and will not pull up the hill that it has pulled just find for the last 8 years."

  • Dwight Beard Mar 30, 2015

    Hello again Joel, That does make a difference . It may be that the hydrostatic fluid is old and not doing it's job. Change the fluid and any filters on the hydrostatic system.



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Check our air filter. Nine times out of ten it is something very minor .If you have not changed your air filter in a while, this could cause the loss of power going uphill. On flat ground the vehicle does not have to work as hard as uphill. If your air filter is dirty, this will hamper the carb from breathing properly, thus no power.

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