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Curtis B.
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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 john deere 318 runs fine until I engage the mower. It will

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my john deere 318 runs fine until I engage the mower. It will barely move. I replaced the plugs and gas filter but did nothing
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Customer: when I engage the mower I have no power
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Customer: It is a john deere 318 and I replaced the plugs and gas filter but that did nothing
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Have you ran the cylinder test? Loosen the spark plug wires , and with engine idling, remove one wire at a time, engine should continue to run, if engine dies when either plug wire is removed, the opposite cylinder is not firing. Check it for spark and compression.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Did you get my response? And what was the result of the cylinder test?