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My snapper mower engine stalls after a short time

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That sounds like a carburation problem.a carb. Rebuild and fresh fuel should solve your problem.

Posted on Jun 17, 2014

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It is time to replace the driven wheel. When you flip the mower up on the back end (after closing the vent on the top of the fuel cap), the driven wheel is the disc that has rubber on the outer edge that rides on the silvery disc that comes off the end of the motor. The last time I bought one was about 7 years ago, at which time it cost me about $7.85. I would expect it to be around $11-12 these days.

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Get a new drive wheel.
Put mower in neutral.
Stand mower on rear supports.
Remove the four bolts holding the old wheel.
install new wheel.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: I have an 80's model 10HP rear engine Snapper

Sounds like you have problems inside your gear box, The easiest way to check this is to stand the mower up on it's backend and try to turn one wheel and hold the other. You should be able to do this if you get any bucking or the rear end locking up your problem is going to be in the gearbox. FYI make sure you lock your clutch pedal down so the drive disk does not contact the friction disc

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SOURCE: How much oil should my snapper rear engine 14 hp

The way i would do it. get 2 qts drain and flush oil out of engine. put the drain plug back in. remove the fill plug and fill with oil. i fill mine to the first thread under the fill and ckeck plug hole. keep the rest for adding if required.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Snapper rear engine riding mower won't turn over.

First take off the engine shroud and clean the magnets on the fly wheel. Also the two little prongs that are really close to the fly wheel. I use fine sand paper or emery cloth.
Second take the sediment bowl off of the carb and use carb and choke cleaner to clean out any varnish that has formed. If the bolt that holds the bowl on has a little weep hole clean it also. You can spray entire carb and any little ports in it and use an old tooth brush to give it a good cleaning. Reinstall the bowl and then try starting it.

Good luck and let me know if this helps.
thanks roundo4

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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