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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a cub cadet lt 1050. It will start but shuts down

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I have a cub cadet lt 1050. It will start but shuts down after a couple of seconds and will not hit again. I can wait 24 hrs and it will do it again.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

What engine make and model? Has to loose spark or fuel. Would it run on ether?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no, it will hit first try then it cranks over and over like its not getting any spark
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
cub cadet lt 1050
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

There are different engines in the LT1050, I will assume it is a twin Kohler.??

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Does it have the Kohler Oil Guard system, that is the only thing that would kill park to both cylinders.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its a cougar 23
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If no oil switch, then ,more likely a fuel problem with the solenoid in the carburetor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
starving the engine for fuel?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Courage 23

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, not staying open,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thanks ill try replacing it and see if that works
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

You can remove it and disable the inner tip for test.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that's probably above my expertise
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

You can replace it? If so, just remove it and remove the innerparts, re-install as a dummmy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the solenoid
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, the solenoid in the carburetor.