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Will engine start right back up? Or does it take a while?
Is this the twin cylinder engine? Do you have the full model number of the engine? Has to loose spark or fule. With twin engine, oil pressure switch , if it has one , can kill engine. Fuel filter never will show full, just the way they are. But need to be sure that the fuel line from tank to filter is open and has no vacuum leaks. You can test by taking test line from the fuel pump inlet, back into the fuel tank filler, to see if there is suction leak.
Single cylinder engine I think. It may have a bad coil. Check for spark with a spare spark plug when it dies. Remove spark plug wire, attach the spare plug, and with the plug grounded, see if you have spark when cranking. If no spark, replace the coil.
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Could fuel supply from tank be plugging? Or the suction tube in tank leaking? Make a test line from the fuel pump inlet, and drop it into the tank filler opening and run test.