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Intek v-twin 23hp riding mower engine runs bad, smells like gas, has a flooded fuel filter and dies when blades are engaged. Anyone know what this issue is?

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You meant air filter is saturated with fuel?

Yes, then likely the carburetor inlet needle valve is not functioning. Could be stuck valve, bad float, debris in fuel. Remove carburetor bowl for inspection.

Posted on Jul 11, 2020

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Push the clutch all the way down and try to start, does it crank over?
Let me know.
Regards,

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: When I engage the mower blades, the tractor tries to stall

Besides the reverse switch, the seat switch will also cause this.

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CK THE SEAT SWICH OR THE BRAKE SWICH ONE OFEM IS BAD

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SOURCE: Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton Intek V -

these are common for doing this ,if you dont want to pull it down and hone the cyl. then i would use a heavier oil say 20w/50and that will probabley solve your problem

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I had a similar problem on my 42" MTD riding mower, the vent in the gas cap was plugged up. Replaced the gas tank cap and it fixed it (Lowes sells them)

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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