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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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John deere gx345 lawn tractor runs 1/2 hour then

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john deere gx345 lawn tractor runs for about 1/2 hour then engine stops have replaced one coil both plugs and the little round [looks like compositor ] that hooks to starter wait about a hour it starts and runs good for about 1/2 hour
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Twin engine not likely loosing spark to both cylinders!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Look at the solenoid in the carburetor. It will click open as soon as the key is turned on. listen for it cold, and then listen when engine dies. No click, no fuel!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
solenoid plugs the main jet. It can overheat, or it can loose voltage.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Best test is to run without it!