OK what is it with K241's in the last 2 weeks. Mine, then yours. Please check my previous post. I did the same thing and nothing, ran like crap. What I found was a bad condenser wire at the coil,was making a connection about 99% of the time. I put on an old condenser from my junk box and it runs great. I cut about 1/2 acre and it quit. Found the coil almost to hot to touch. It started up but ran real bad, made it back to the shop and put a fan blowing on the coil to cool it down. When the coil cooled down I was able to cut for another 30 minutes (got dark had to stop) without any issues. I will change the coil and condenser. Hope this helps.