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My John Deere 345 dies for no apparent reason

My John Deere 345 garden tractor with 20 HP kawasaki engine dies for no apparent reason. Will start again after ten minutes or more but dies after a awhile. Any ideas?

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You have dirt in the fuel tank and it sucks the dirt up on the filter that is attached to the pump. After the machine stalls, the dirt falls off and it will restart and run for a few min.

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

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    Bruce Mommaerts Apr 14, 2017

    You might also want to check the oil levels to make sure it is topped off. If the oil is low the safety mechanism shuts down the motor when running too hot. Add anti-fouling treatment to gas to help clean.


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Sounds as if the fuel cap vent is plugged or a restriction in the fuel line.Running for a while points to the fuel cap.

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