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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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Series 1000, Model: LT 1046 After cutting minutes,

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Series 1000, Model: LT 1046
After cutting for 45 minutes, mower deck just stopped. Restarted after 5 minutes and ran for only several minutes more. Mower deck then stopped, then the engine stopped. Will not start now.
Battery and cables are in good condition.
Could this be the ignition switch module malfunctioning?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Do you have a voltmeter to check the unit? Mower drive is electric pulley,and if it looses voltage,it drops out! And engine has electric solenoid on the carburetor, if it looses voltage engine dies and will not restart. Until it opens, Both require a full 12 volts. I'm thinking low battery voltage! Bad battery or cables.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So where should I check the voltage (I do have a voltmeter)?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Checked the battery across the terminals and it shows 12.3 volts.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
What does it read when key is turned to start?