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My mower starts and runs great when cold but dies when hot. It will restart but won't stay running until it cools off again.

My Poulan riding mower starts and runs great when cold. However when it gets hot it dies. I can restart it immediately but it will not keep running until it cools off again. what could be causing this?

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How old is your mower ? Sounds like points and condensor if older model ,or ignition module if its newer , points tend to stick together when they get old causing no spark at plug when they cool they come appart allowing it to spark again , module is sort of the same except you have no way of replacing points you have to replace module .

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