Weekend Freedom Machines banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi I have a 317 JD garden tractor with a 18 HP Onan engine and it seems to quit running randomly, then start right back up after it's been running a while. Any information on what could be the cause of this issue would be greatly appreciated.
 

· Premium Member
Joined
·
10,384 Posts
The P-series Onan engines have the electronic ignition module that sometimes exhibits a temperature sensitive tendency to stop at higher operating temperatures, then works again after it cools down. If restart is immediate, then its not that module -- maybe a circuit breaker tripping. Aged/stressed/corroded circuit breakers tend to trip at lower than rated currents...but are self resetting. Does this cut-out symptom only occur when using the PTO?

Chuck
 

· Super Moderator
Joined
·
4,605 Posts
then start right back up
This sounds like the circuit breaker tripping and resetting like Chuck mentioned above. And its not that expensive to replace. However I would check it first for corrosion.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top