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Have a cub cadet 50...
Have a cub cadet 50 inch mower deck 2012 model. Started the mower and at full throttle with PTO in-gauged the motor "coked" down and white smoke came out of the muffler. I shut pto off and reduced motor to idle and engine smoothed out but still sound just a little bit ruff. I let it warm for about 5 minutes and then it worked fine. However, next time i used the mower same thing happened and this time it would not stay running except with PTO off and engine at idle. Carburetor issue? Terry
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes, fuel is new just got it last week and tried it in a push mower and I had no problems. Shut off valve is open
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If I can depending on how complicated and your recommendation
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Have not had any issues in the past. I did check the air filter area and noticed some liquid on the plastic part.
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Is the oil level correct and not filled with gas in the oil? Have you removed the spark plugs and checked them for oil fouling and black deposits? You may have a spark plug that is fouled and needs to be replaced. It will start to fire, only after engine warms up.

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