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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My LT 1045 mower will turn over and start, but won't stay running,

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My LT 1045 mower will turn over and start, but won't stay running, dies right away.
Any ideas.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Check the fuel solenoid on the base of the carburetor, it has to have 12 volts to keep engine running, the connection to it may be loose.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The wire is fine, I also noticed if I hold the key in the start/cranking position it will continue to run, could it be in the ignition switch?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Yes, ignition switch can be the problem.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So any other suggestions? Should I change the switch? Thank you.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Change the switch, that's the easiest.