Craftsman Mower 917.255692 dies after 5-15 minutes running

Dono78June 14, 2011

Mower runs fine for about 5-15 minutes then just dies & pops real loud.

Have done the following maintenance on this 42 inch riding mower (Kohler 14.0 HP):

oil change, oil filter, solenoid, ignition switch, battery,fuel filter, fuel lines, air filter, cleaned carburetor, spark plug, checked all kill switches. Put in fuel & fuel additives.

When it starts, idle is very smooth. Any help would be appreciated..

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
walt1(7 a)

Dono78 can you start it back up right after it quits?

    Bookmark   June 14, 2011 at 8:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rcbe(6)

try running with fuel tank cap loose. cap vent may be blocked.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 9:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bill_kapaun

How long do you have to wait to restart?

Check for spark immediately after it quits.
It may have a bad coil that dies when it gets hot.

Also, as mentioned, a clogged gas cap vent hole will result in fuel starvation as the vacuum in the fuel tank builds.

Also a restricted fuel filter could cause the problem. This would include using a filter designed for an engine with a fuel pump on a gravity flow system.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 2:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
John Deere Or Cub Cadet?
I'm going to buy a new lawn tractor this Spring and...
cbmullen
Poulan XT 38 in. mower dropped a part
So, had my mower serviced for the spring. Cut fine...
scottandrenae
Craftsman riding mower issues
I have a Craftsman rider model 917.275820. I have had...
dqtmg4
Ariens Zoom 2350 zero turn won't start
Model # 915085 with Kohler 23HP engine. Ran fine all...
acralph
Battery overcharging
Looking for assistance regardnig a Briggs and Stratton...
Pusher
Sponsored Products
Chelsea Home Landon Loveseat - Idol Steel / Laredo Black - 6302-IS
$599.00 | Hayneedle
Darya Rugs Ottoman, Olive, 5'10" x 8'8" M1790-107
Darya Rugs
Woman and Child Indoor Table Fountain with LED Light
$19.98 | Lamps Plus
Shower Rod Support - 5/8" OD Rod with 1" Loop
Signature Hardware
Peacock Outdoor Rug 5'3" x 7'7" - NATURAL/RED
$179.00 | Horchow
Grey/ Black Area Rug (3'10 x 5'5)
Overstock.com
Area Rug: Sausalito Dusky Green 3' 3" x 5' 3"
$94.00 | Home Depot
Wet Paint Pillow Cover in Peacock
$29.99 | Dot & Bo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™