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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My craftsman lawn tractor T1000 will not stay running it

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my craftsman lawn tractor T1000 will not stay running it starts fine and runs good for a few minutes it stops running
if I waite a while it will start but dose the same thting
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

What is the engine model number?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

When it stops, take a spare spark plug and attach it to the spark plug wire, and with the spark plug grounded, crank and look for spark.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If no spark, you need a new coil.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If it has spark, it is a fuel problem.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
It has an electric solenoid in the carburetor. it opens the main jet when you turn on the key. It should click open as you turn on the key, listen for it and learn the sound, then when the engine quits, turn key on and off listening for the click. No click, no fuel!