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Old 05-05-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
madscallywag
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Poulan Pro Mower Dies when Blades are Engaged

Hi- I just bought a used Poulan Pro 330ex. It mowes great for about 10 minutes then dies. It will restart, but when I try to engage the blades, it immediately kills the engine. Any Ideas? My wife is pretty hot with me right now!!



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Old 05-05-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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It's either running out of fuel (likely) or spark.

Loosen the gas cap for a moment and see if you are good for another 10 minutes. This is typical of a venting issue.
Change the fuel filter. It may be partially restricted enough, that the carb bowl slowly runs out of gas and the engine dies. Mower sits a few minutes and carb bowl SLOWLY refills. Repeat....

When you engage the blades, the engine requires more fuel. (governor opens the throttle plate on the carb & more air/fuel is drawn in)
You are probably restarting before the carb has refilled "enough".

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