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Curtis, I have a husqvarna 2348 riding mower that when started

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hi Curtis, I have a...
hi Curtis, I have a husqvarna 2348 riding mower that when started is barely idling at full throttle.
When I play with the govenor and get it to full throttle it will die when I engage the blades
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Fuel supply good to the carburetor? Is engine firing on Both cylinders? Do cylinder test, loosen the spark plug wires, then with engine idling pull one wire at a time, if engine dies when one is removed, the opposite cylinder is dead.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Tractor runs fine onceni play with the govenor. The engine dies when i engage the blades. Otherwise i can drive the tractor around all day.

Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Do cylinder test, you may be surprised!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Okay I think I got it. What is the fix if this is the answer?

Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Check cylinder for spark. Check for compression. If both are good, check the valves!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Okay pulled plug wires and the tractor slowed but continued to run each time.

Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
So engine is firing on both cylinders! Have you checked the fuel supply to the carburetor? Fuel filter been replaced? Is the solenoid in the carburetor base Fully open?
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
sorry for the short response, the lock on question keeps resetting every 15 seconds!
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

New filter 10 hours ago. Solinoid is opening and closing with the key turning on and off.

Customer reply replied 2 years ago

filter was replaced about 10 hours ago. Solenoid functions when turning key on and off. I pulled it from the float and checked.

Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Everything says fuel starvation, I would be checking the carburetor and try to eliminate the fuel solenoid.
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