Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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What fuel is this unit running on - gasoline, LP or NG?
While it is running, does it run smoothly, or is it surging?
What I need you to do is to start the unit, and let it run until it shuts down. When it shuts down, and will not restart, check to see if you are getting spark to the plugs.
Yes, a high temperature switch can cause the unit to shut down and not restart until it cools.
But so can other things, such as a coil that is breaking down. It is much more common for a coil to go bad.
Let me know what you find.
It is possible that you have a bad spark plug or 2. It would be pretty uncomon for one to run good for a while and then quit, but is possible if it is cracked.
Yes it's definitely time for a tune up.
Parts go bad from just sitting, too.
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