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#1 gb856 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 08:50 PM

My 1991 John Deere 265 spits and cuts out while I'm mowing on inclines or hills. I don't have the problems when the mower is turned off, so I'm confused what could be the problem. Could it be a safety switch on the mower? Any help would be appreciated! 



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 02:40 AM

Welcome to gtt. Can be a fuel problem - dirty tank, dirty tube, dirty filtre aso. This are the first things you've to check - and then, we'll see what happens.


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:35 AM

Welcome aboard, gb856! Lots of Deere guys here to give you a hand with this. Could be some sludge in the tank that sloshes around when you're on an incline. Does it do it when the tank is full as opposed to almost empty?
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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:41 AM

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 01:08 PM

Junk in tank, plugged tank pickup, dirty fuel filter (if there is filter), or float out of adjustment to name a few.


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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:37 PM

Welcome to gtt. Can be a fuel problem - dirty tank, dirty tube, dirty filtre aso. This are the first things you've to check - and then, we'll see what happens.

But it only does it when the mower is running, tried without no problem??



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Junk in tank, plugged tank pickup, dirty fuel filter (if there is filter), or float out of adjustment to name a few.

Thanks! Why does it only happen when the mower is running??



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Welcome aboard, gb856! Lots of Deere guys here to give you a hand with this. Could be some sludge in the tank that sloshes around when you're on an incline. Does it do it when the tank is full  as opposed to almost empty?

Yes, even with a full tank. But it doesn't happen when mower is not engaged?



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 09:04 PM

But it only does it when the mower is running, tried without no problem??

 

it can be dependent about load. when the engine is idling, you only have a low load.

 

but it isn't easy, to find a solution w/out seeing and hearing the tractor working. it's like a doctor diagnosing a disease on telephone.



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Posted July 09, 2015 - 04:57 PM

Just guessing, but maybe a pin hole in the fuel line, sucks air when under a load but idling doesn't stress the feed.






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