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Gravely zero turn mower stalls out in five or ten minutes

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gravely zero turn mower stalls out in five or ten minutes
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Will your engine restart and run immediately after it stalls, or do you have to wait for a while?

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

We can continue from here.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

You and I need to determine if our problem is fuel related, or if it is ignition related. If you have to wait for a while before your engine will re-start, let's try something.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, immediately after your engine stops running, to see if your engine will start right back up and run briefly, or if your still have to wait a few minutes before your engine will re-start.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Our problem could also be related to the fuel shut off solenoid under your carburetor. Your fuel shut off solenoid should click each time you cycle your ignition switch on and off. It has a spring loaded plunger that must retract, when your ignition switch is on, to allow fuel to flow within your carburetor. Sometimes this part will fail either before, or after it reaches full operating temperature.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

You and I can continue from here. Thanks again.