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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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I have a JD 316, Onan engine. It run and mows fine a half

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I have a JD 316, Onan engine. It run and mows fine for about a half hour, then blows the 20 amp fuse. Something is drawing more power as it gets hot. Any guess what that may be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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It is most likely the electric clutch that runs the mower deck. I see this happen really often as the clutches get some wear on them they tend to heat up more after running, sometimes it is due to slipping while running. If you have the triangle plate style clutch or the older four bolt style that John Deere used you could try to adjust the clutch clearance and see if that helps your problem if not you will most likely end up having to replace the clutch.