Question about Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor - CA Model

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Stalling after mowing a little

The mower just started doing it this weekend,it starts,runs fine for a while then just bogs down and eventually dies,while i'm trying to get it back to the garage,it will run and cut fine for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes,it seems to be a fuel problem,pulled the spark plug and its dry,changed the air filter,fuel filter is fine too,thank you

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Get a toothpick and make sure the hold in the gas cap isn't plugged.

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Sounds like the float and needle need to be changed. The float is fluctuating too much causing the needle to raise out of the hole to the carb just enough to keep it running but not enough to stay running. Replace the needle and float. This is something a lot of people over look and most the time is the problem.

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