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I have a John Deere X500 Lawn Tractor. It keeps stalling on

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I have a John Deere X500 Lawn Tractor. It keeps stalling on me while I am mowing. When the PTO is on it kicks out and then mowers shuts down within 30 seconds or so. To get it started again, I turn key on and rock back and forth until the red engine light comes on and then I turn key fully to start. It will run for a little while again and repeat the same process. Any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.
What exactly is the red engine light an indicator for? It sounds like maybe a low oil issue maybe. How long is the machine running prior to the deck shutting off and the engine dying?