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#1 cweldy OFFLINE  

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Posted May 28, 2014 - 09:33 PM

I have an ariens 931 with a kohler m18 motor.  It fires right up, runs great for about 10 minutes then dies out.  Sounds like it is losing power/running out of gas.  After that it will crank but not fire.  If I leave it alone for 5-6 hours, it will start right up, but then do the same thing.  I tried putting gas directly in the carb while cranking to see if it is a fuel deliver issue.  Still won't start. Is this an ignition issue, safety/kill switch, something else?  Any suggestions where to start?  I'm good with mechanical issues but not electrical.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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Posted May 28, 2014 - 09:45 PM

Immediately after it dies, does it have spark?

 

 

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Posted May 28, 2014 - 10:20 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

10 minutes is enough to build up heat to cause problems.  If you have a M18 with battery ignition, I'd replace the condenser and try it again.  If that doesn't help, replace the coil.  I'm with Cat, I think you have ignition issues.

 

I can get you those parts in case you have trouble finding them locally.

 

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 04:11 AM

Classic symptoms of a failing coil.

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Posted May 29, 2014 - 06:02 AM

Welcome to GTtalk!

Hope it is an easy fix for you.



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 06:11 AM

Welcome to GTT. Relax and enjoy the the site. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 06:15 AM

I'll 2nd artbuc, failing magnum ignition coil. easiest way to change one in the Ariens is to pull the engine out or fight for a long time trying to get at all the shroud bolts till you give up and pull the engine



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Posted May 29, 2014 - 06:22 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. A check of the spark right after it quits would be a big help in figuring out what's going on. If this engine has points then I would check the gap and condition. The coil is a likely candidate but it could also be something simpler, and cheaper, such as the points or a shorting wire. Good luck getting it sorted out.



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 04:23 AM

I'll 2nd artbuc, failing magnum ignition coil. easiest way to change one in the Ariens is to pull the engine out or fight for a long time trying to get at all the shroud bolts till you give up and pull the engine

Wm, glad to see you are still here. I asked you a question about your DIY time delay module in another thread. Hope to see you there. Thanks.

Wm is right. Save yourself a lot of grief and pull the engine (remove oil filter if you are going to man-handle it).

Edited by artbuc, May 30, 2014 - 04:26 AM.


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Posted May 30, 2014 - 05:50 AM

Sometimes you need to throw something at me to get my attention ;)






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