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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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I own a fairly-new Toro mower. It starts and runs

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I own a fairly-new Toro mower. It starts and runs dependably, except for the fact that it shuts down after running for 30 minutes, acting like it ran out of gas (but it didn't). if I let it sit for about five minutes, I can restart it, and then it will run for the amount of time that it takes to finish my mowing (about 20 minutes; I then shut down the mower. The mower has done this for the last four times that I have mowed. What is going on?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Fuel tank venting? Fuel cap should be the vent. If cap does not vent, the tank draws a vacuum and will starve engine for fuel.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Did you see my response?