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My Cub Cadet 2185 only runs about 10 minutes then dies. Engine area is very hot. I have cleaned everything very well and put in a new fuel filter. Fuel pump is working.

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  • aronel1372 Jun 22, 2009

    Thank you for the advice, rscamaro73. The fuel line was close to the engine, so we moved it. We also just now purchased a new air cleaner at the Cub Cadet service center. The old one was very, very dirty. After we put on the new air cleaner, we will give the mower a try to see if there is any improvement. Will let you know.



    Thanks again.

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Inspect the inside of the fuel tank, where the fuel exits the tank. There might be dirt/crud clogging the line. Also, if the fuel line is too close to any exhaust pieces, or is against the engine, it will boil the fuel and cause it to vapor lock (and stall out). Look for these items and hopefully it will cure your issues. Also clean off all dried grass/dust from intake screens. Also check your oil level. Make sure its in the good range, not over or under filled.

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  • rscamaro73 Jun 22, 2009

    I've got 2 different John Deere's I got stuck working on and trying to make them last as long as I can. So far its been belts, batteries, coils, blades, and your regular maintenance items as well. Did get some brake work done on the smaller one but the bigger one needs deck adjustment work and a new deck pulley. I've been playing with mowers for years....just getting back into it again. Some of these same things work the same for autos :) Hope it all works out nice for you.
    One LAST thing though - run some carb/fuel injector cleaner in the fuel tank, as you might need the carb cleaned out. Worst case is the float needs replacing in the carb.
    Another thought that just crossed my mind is maybe an electrical component is getting hot and shorting itself out after it reaches a certain temp, and once it cools off makes it ok again. I would have to inspect it and look it over carefully to trouble shoot it and get a final answer though.

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