Question about Riding Mowers & Garden Tractors

1 Answer

Garden tractors and riding mowers

The engine will run for approx 15 minutes then shuts down. no spark. after a cooldown period spark returns and engine will run. coil or ignition module?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

If this is an older model engine , it may have points & condenser . You can change them or get an electronic ignition module to update your engine. On the points & condenser , the condenser gets very hot ! Thats why it will restart after a cooldown period ! Get the new parts , it comes with instructions . Good Luck !

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Partial loss of power


It could be a short in the magnito a dirty carb prob. Or foul plug also use fresh gas to narrow the broblem. I almost forgot check the compression.

Jun 21, 2013 | Craftsman Kohler Courage 26 hp 54" Garden...

1 Answer

Motor shuts down sudden after 15 to 20 minutes run


it could be 2 things the soilonod is bad or the jets are pluged up in the carb

May 06, 2013 | Mtd Riding Mowers & Garden Tractors

1 Answer

Tractor runs for five minutes and then shuts down


Hello,
I suggest if you change the spark plug on it, also check the oil level and temperature of the engine. If it is overheating it will shut down.
Thanks

Jun 03, 2011 | John Deere Riding Mowers & Garden Tractors

1 Answer

Governor hunts


Pour vinigar and hot pepper sparkles into the gas tank and mix it with the gas. Then start it- the differance in the way it runs will be very noticable!

May 22, 2010 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor

1 Answer

Shuts off after running a while


Given the fact that you offer absolutely NO information about what "IT" is, I am going to guess at a solution for you.
I am assuming that you have a one cylinder Briggs and Stratton engine mounted in a riding lawn mower that sounds like you are dealing with a defective ignition armature, commonly know as the coil.
You can verify this by obtaining an in-line spark tester, the kind with a neon bulb that will show a visible spark while the engine is running,
Insert your tester in the spark plug wire and connect it to the spark plug, start the engine and run it until it "shuts off". Immediately try to restart it while watching the spark tester for a visible sign of spark. If you see no light flash or a very weak looking light in the tester, replace the ignition armature/coil.

Oct 29, 2009 | Briggs & Stratton Riding Mowers & Garden...

1 Answer

Crafstman riding mower cutting off now won't start at all


The two most likely suspects for the symptom you describe are:
a) Ignition coil failure under high heat.
OR
b) Decompression failure due to normal wear.

For a positive diagnosis try the following:

For scenario a)
Run the engine until it shuts itself down. As quickly as possible, check for spark using a spark tester (availabe at local auto parts store). If no spark when hot, allow to cool down and test again. If good spark when cold and no spark when hot, change the ignition coil.
Proper part number (assuming your machine is still all original) Briggs & Stratton part #492341.

For scenario b)
Run the engine until it shuts itself down. Try to restart but pay close attention to the speed of the spinning starter. Next, remove the spark plug and spin the engine over (WITH SPARK PLUG WIRE WELL OUT OF THE WAY!!) If the engine spins super fast and free you can discount the theory of a bad battery and you will need to adjust the valve lash.

Determine which is the case and reply to this post. I will gladly give a detailed explanation of the valve lash adjustment procedure in another post.

Hope this helps!

Oct 01, 2009 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

1 Answer

1976 JD 214 lawn mower Kohler engine K321AQS Model. Runs rough after 30 - 40 minutes use and starts to shake and over heats. rebuilt engine, honed cyclinder second time. New coil. New spark plug wire....


When it shuts down crack the fuel cap and listen for the woosh of a vacuum on the fuel tank. If you hear this, clean the pinhole vent in the fuel cap, or replace it. Being partially plugged would cause you to be starved for fuel and could explain your issue, and why it goes away after a period of time.
Regards, --W/D--

Jul 19, 2009 | John Deere &Reg Branded 27" Tractor Metal...

3 Answers

Mtd riding lawnmower won't run


my mtd lawn mower wont start . when I turn the key there is a buzzing soung where the battery conectors are near the shifter but the starter is hot and getting juice

Sep 28, 2008 | Riding Mowers & Garden Tractors

2 Answers

15 HP Kohler Engine RIding mower wont stay on


What's the gap setting between the coil and flywheel 15 hp kohler motor?

Apr 20, 2008 | Black & Decker 19" Electric Lawnhog...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Riding Mowers & Garden Tractors Logo

Related Topics:

241 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Riding Mowers & Garden Tractors Experts

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

Phil Walker
Phil Walker

Level 3 Expert

602 Answers

Wade Mobley
Wade Mobley

Level 2 Expert

448 Answers

Are you a Riding Mower and Garden Tractor Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...