Question about Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

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I have 1 1998 Craftsman 19.5hp 42in hydrostatic transmission. When the tractor has been running for about 15minutes, it slows down and eventually after a few minutes stops. The engine is still revving but no forward or reverse movement.

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  • davcotrng May 03, 2010

    not the mixture....the transmission seems to be the problem....any fixes? the mixture hasn't changed

  • davcotrng May 03, 2010

    yup I will try it.... thanks

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Hi, it sounds like your engine is burning too rich (getting too much gas).It's normal for an engine to require a gas-rich mixture of gas/air to crank when the engine is cold. Once it warms to operating level, the mixture doesn't need to be as rich (less gas). Sounds you either need to adjust the fuel intake, whether by carburetor, or choke or other parts depending on the type of motor..

Take care

Posted on May 02, 2010

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    Shehu Pro May 03, 2010

    Hi, try purging by disengaging (pull the freewheel lever in the back) the wheels and and shifting back and forth. Make sure you check the iol level after purging..

    Take care


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