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My kohler motor after getting hot will and sputter, lose

Customer Question

My kohler motor after getting hot will spit and sputter, lose power and kill while the mower blades are engaged. But, will run fine when disengaged. What's the problem?
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: Cv16s #2807209811
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am. New spark plug,ignition module, fuel filter, carb kit.
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Frustrated!
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

Is this the 2 cylinder model?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Single cylinder.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Also adjusted the clutch to .012.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

Have you replaced the coil pack?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

Is the compression good?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Exelant.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

What type of mower is this?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Simplicity.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

push or ride on?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It's a 16 horse mower.......rider. Hdyro static drive.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
1998 model Broadmoor
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

Does the mower sound like it is in a bind when you engage the PTO?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It does. I thought I sent my answer days ago. Wondering why I have not heard from you. Sorry it did not go through.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

Has the belt been replaced? and does any of the drive pulleys on the mower deck feel locked up?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Belts are all good and no.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

there has to be something on the mower deck putting the engine in a bind. Do the bearings on the pulleys feel ok?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
All pulleys and belts are good.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
New find, as I get mowing and it begins to sputter, I disengage the deck, mower runs fine. As I start to move using the hydro static drive, it sputters in the same manner.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

Is your seat switch bypassed or connected normally?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Connected normally. I removed it tonight and taking it to a dealer tomorrow.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

Ok it sounds like a safety switch issue since the problem happens when your mowing or driving

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I will let you know what happens. I've been researching on my own also but, I do appreciate your help with this. Your questions have help me. Thank you!
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

No problem please rate me when you have a chance.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I will when this works. Hope you had a great weekend.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

Ok you too

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Problem still not fixed. Could my safety switch under the seat need to be replaced even when it is fully depressed?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 3 months ago.

It is possible have not seen a seat switch cause this issue try bypassing it