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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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I have 12.5 engine purchased 2000. model 286707, type

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I have 12.5 engine purchased 2000. model 286707, type 4526-E1, code 990022ZD.
have tried needle valve replacement.
it starts easy and runs for a while. when it gets hot and under mowing power it stalls. will restart but only go a ways before stalling again. have looked for replacement carb but none seem available.
any thoughts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

HI, my name is***** will be assisting you.

How long does the engine run before it starts to act up and stall on you? Are you able to immediately restart it or do you have to wait a few minutes before it will restart?

Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

My thoughts would be a fuel tank vent issue or ignition coil issue. If you can restart the machine within a few minutes of it stalling then I would look at the fuel tank vent which is normally part of the fuel tank cap. You can try running the machine with the cap loose or remove the cap and put something like cheesecloth over the tank opening so that it can still get air but no trash can get in and see what happens.

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