I was dethatching w my tractor and now all of a sudden when you are driving the tractor it keeps bogging down like its sputtering. Can't figure out what it is. It has gas but I did leave the gas cap off accidentally last ride. It has 50 hours. Just want to make sure its not tranny.
Well like I said, I left the cap off for awhile when mowing and perhaps some debris got in or some air issue. Last two mowings I have not had a problem with it. THANK GOD. Thanks for your help.What about Vapor Lock? A few times this year while mowing my 300 sputtered and almost died I reached back and loosened the gas cap and was good to go. I do not know if this cap is a vented cap or not but could be a possible cause.
When my one ignition coil went bad, the engine sputtered and didn't have enough power to drive up a hill with the blades disengaged. Also, the exhaust on that side of the engine was much cooler than the other side.
With 50 hours, why not have the dealer troubleshoot and fix? I can't imagine enough debris got into the gas in that short a time.
So heres the deal!
I called Deere, they picked it up yesterday morning.
They drop it off today with a bill that says "we cant duplicate the problem".and a bill for $109. I call them and they charged 78$ for pick up, 28$ for labor and a few dollars for the gallon of gas they put in the tractor. I called them up and they said they drove it around and let it run with no issues.
Note to self, drop the tractor off your self and DIY.