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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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Mowing along just fine and it will start sputtering and cut

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Mowing along just fine and it will start sputtering and cut off....If I wait about 15 mins it will start up and run fine for a little bit and then start sputtering again and cut off ? It is a 2013 33" 17.5HP Rear engine Snapper...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 2 years ago.

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It sounds like you are running out of fuel in the carburetor. Try loosening or removing the fuel cap and see what happens, see if the machine will run longer. You may have a vent stopped up in the fuel cap which is causing a vacuum inside the fuel tank after you run a short time.