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Runs fine for the first 10-15 minutes then starts surging.

Runs fine for the...

Runs fine for the first 10-15 minutes then starts surging

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes new fuel no shut off valve

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If possible

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Just bought maybe a year ago if that. Have 9 hrs on it. Service light came on changed oil lubed deck

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
First cut this season had no problems. Grass was damp when cut. Lawnmower real mess when finished. Used power washer to clean top of deck and tires.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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Make and model? Twin engine or a single cylinder? Surging is usually a fuel volume problem or a twin-engine that drops a cylinder from a bad coil.

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Did you change the fuel filter?

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D140 Deere with the Briggs twin engine. Look for a bad ignition coil. Thanks.

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