John Deere 425 Mower Problems
I purchased this mower 4 years ago. It only started doing it recently, probably within the last year or so. After the engine gets to operational temperature if I happen to shut the engine off it floods out to the point it will barely start.
And once it does start it coughs black puffs of smoke out for 30 seconds or more, which is why I say it seems to be flooding out. I've gotten into the habit of after mowing my acre yard, I always stop and reach under the raised deck and get out as much grass as is reachable. When I go to start the mower back it starts the same old crap. Especially after the reputation of John Deere lawn tractors I would expect better. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I did try getting new spark plugs and air filters but to no avail. Thanks.