Ok, I was mowing with my HT23, I mowed for about 15 minutes, then the engine started missing out and then quit.
I pushed it to the shop to look at it, the engine was really hot, the intake manifold was to hot to touch, I cranked over the engine and it would not start. Still had good spark, spayed a little carb cleaner in the carb to see if it would fire, as soon as the carb cleaner hit inside the carb it sizzled and the cleaner boiled till evaporated.
I checked the fan blades and they are all there in good shape. I took the air compressor I blow out all the fins on the engine and then cleaned everything else on the engine.
I had this happen another time with a MTD Cub Cadet I ended up taking off the hood and it ran great.
So after sitting for about 30 minutes I took the hood off, It fired right up and then I mowed for about 45 minutes till I was done mowing.
Any ideas on what causes the engine to get hot?
It is full of oil and the oil presser was good.
Thanks for any info