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#1 yacker678 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Hello everyone.  I have a John Deere 210.  It has ran good since I got it  last year until last week.  Last week I was mowing and it started running really rought.  Eventually it stalled out and I had a really hard time getting it to start again, but evenutally it did for not for long.  Now I can't get it started.  It will turn over and get spark.  I got it started one other time, but it soon stalled after that.  Any help would be appreciated. 

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Posted June 13, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Our 214 did that and I just adjusted the carb and it ran fine after that. So id check that and if that dont work take it off and clean it out. Hope this helps
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Posted June 13, 2016 - 12:38 PM

I'd start with the basics like fuel and fire.  Clean the carb and make sure the fuel pump is getting fuel to the carb.  I'd then install new points and condenser set to factory gap.  


Another option to consider is this: http://www.kirkengines.com/index.php#1


I have the old version of this on my 120 and 312 and would not go back.  

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Posted June 13, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Welcome to GTT. It does sound like a fuel problem. Download the engine manual from our Manuals Section. Follow the Troubleshooting Guide in the manual. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted June 13, 2016 - 11:11 PM

I would remove the fuel tank and remove the fuel shut off valve and check it.

There should be a fine screen on the end that goes into the tank.

I have seen several of the screen rusted out.

If the screen is in bad shape remove the screen and clean the shut off valve and put in back into the tank.

If the shut off valve does not work - put a shut off valve in the gas line.

If so I would also replace the gas line and put a fuel filter in.

Then clean the carb and fuel pump.

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