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My kohler motor after getting hot will and sputter, lose

Customer Question

My kohler motor after getting hot will spit and sputter, lose power and kill while the mower blades are engaged. But, will run fine when disengaged. What's the problem?
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: Cv16s #2807209811
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am. New spark plug,ignition module, fuel filter, carb kit.
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Frustrated!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Is this the 2 cylinder model?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Single cylinder.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also adjusted the clutch to .012.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Have you replaced the coil pack?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Is the compression good?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Exelant.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

What type of mower is this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Simplicity.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

push or ride on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a 16 horse mower.......rider. Hdyro static drive.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1998 model Broadmoor
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Does the mower sound like it is in a bind when you engage the PTO?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It does. I thought I sent my answer days ago. Wondering why I have not heard from you. Sorry it did not go through.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Has the belt been replaced? and does any of the drive pulleys on the mower deck feel locked up?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Belts are all good and no.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

there has to be something on the mower deck putting the engine in a bind. Do the bearings on the pulleys feel ok?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All pulleys and belts are good.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
New find, as I get mowing and it begins to sputter, I disengage the deck, mower runs fine. As I start to move using the hydro static drive, it sputters in the same manner.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Is your seat switch bypassed or connected normally?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Connected normally. I removed it tonight and taking it to a dealer tomorrow.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Ok it sounds like a safety switch issue since the problem happens when your mowing or driving

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will let you know what happens. I've been researching on my own also but, I do appreciate your help with this. Your questions have help me. Thank you!
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

No problem please rate me when you have a chance.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will when this works. Hope you had a great weekend.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Problem still not fixed. Could my safety switch under the seat need to be replaced even when it is fully depressed?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

It is possible have not seen a seat switch cause this issue try bypassing it