GT6000 mower (917257740) running issue

Discussion in 'Craftsman / Sears' started by Trapperjack, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Trapperjack

    Trapperjack New Member

    Aug 11, 2017
    mower starts great, runs for 5 minutes and then starts loosing power, backfires and then dies. Let it sit for 30 minutes and it will start and repeat the process. Has run great all summer and just started this cycle. Help!
  2. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun Member

    May 8, 2007
    Check the spark cold.
    Check spark when problem occurs.
    Compare. If weak, it's a heat sensitive ignition module/coil/armature.

    Cleaning the grass, mouse nests etc. from under the shroud might allow it to run cool enough?

    Change fuel filter.
    Gas cap not venting? Loosen cap for a few seconds. if problem disappears for about 30 min.....
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  3. wjjones

    wjjones Moderator Staff Member

    May 27, 2010
    I would bet on the gas cap, or fuel filter. Good advice Mr. Bill. I hope we get a follow-up to see what it was.