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Bolens gt 1800 hydro duratrac starting issue

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#1 Crgrove OFFLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 06:28 PM

Hi guys I have a bolens gt 1800 and I was plowing snow all day tractor ran fine and I was about to take it off the trailer and started it up it ran for a minute and then it shut off almost like someone turned the ignition off and now it won't start back up it cranks over it just won't start anyone have any ideas what could be the problem? Thanks Guys

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 06:37 PM

Welcome to GTtalk.  First of all do you have gas getting to the carb?  What about spark?  Is the plug wet after cranking?  Is the air cleaner clear?  I don't how many pieces of equipment I've gotten in with the same complaint and I check the air filter and it is plugged up.

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 06:46 PM

Welcome :wave:


First thing would be to check if your getting spark/ fuel to your carb

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 07:07 PM

Been plowing.......did ya check the gas tank, if full?  Is there any fuses in your system? Does it work now that it is cooled?  

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Posted January 24, 2016 - 08:17 PM

Welcome to GTT. It ran for a minute and then died. Did you just add gas? I have to suspect water in the gas. I never buy gas just after a rain or snow storm. That is when there seems to be more problems with water in the gas stations. The engine manuals usually have a troubleshooting guide to help sort through your situation. How much snow did you get? Post some pics please. Good Luck, Rick