John Deere 130 problems

abctree936July 21, 2010

Hello, I was recently given a JD 130 lawn tractor from the mid 80s all it needed was a battery.

With the PTO off it runs smooth, except for an occasional 2 second bogging.

If I engage the mower it will mow for a while until it hits that occasional 2 second bog, except it won't recover until I hit the clutch. As I mow for longer periods, this problem worsens until I can no longer mow. I was not trying to mow tall grass at all.

Any help would greatly be appreciated! Where can I begin, I don't know much about lawn tractors. Thanks.

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might be a blocked fuel tank cap vent being blocked. Run a small stiff wire thru it to make sure it's open. Also chk fuel hoses from tank to carb, looking for soft spots, cracks, etc. Replace as needed and also replace fuel filter.
If still trouble, pull engine shroud sheet metal and clean fins well. If it still wants to stall, immediately chk for good spark at plug to determine if prob is elect or fuel related. Post details back here.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2010 at 5:45AM
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I would also check the air filter.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2010 at 5:59AM
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