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Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician
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Engine stops running after running minutes starts again runs

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engine stops running after running for 2 minutes starts again runs another 2 minutes and so on.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answer. What type of equipment do you have and what type of engine ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
IHAVE A KOHLER 18HP ON A SNAPPER ZERO TURN LAWN MOWER
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Ok just to check on some basic things that can cause this , the oil level is full right ? , also try loosening the gas cap incase it is vapor locking

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i checked those already did not help
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Ok we need to find out if it is loosing spark , or lack of fuel etc , have you checked take sure the carburetor is getting gas ?

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Also if you can get the model and info off the kohler engine itself that will help .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
model CV493S serial number(###) ###-#### 5/19/2004
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Ok , this has a fuel pump , have you removed the fuel line from the carburetor and put the end in a dish and crank the motor over to see if it's putting out fuel

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Another concern is it could have water in the bowl , and will run until it gets to the water then dies and takes a few for the bowl to get more gas in it

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
new pump year ago and fuel is getting to carb. had bowl off and it has an electronic part mounted to the bowl.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

That's your fuel shut off solenoid , it has a plunger type thing , make sure that plunger moves up and down , you can test it by removing the solenoid , hook the wire up to it , ground the solenoid then when you turn the key the plunger should retract

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok working on it mow will try that
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Ok no problem , I'll wait to here back from you , here is a video showing you how to test it

https://youtu.be/Kr6UayxyVwU