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Default John Deere LA115 engine stalling out.

I have a John Deere LA115 riding lawnmower that im having trouble getting started. When I have the lawnmower on choke it starts fine but when I move it to Run it sputters and stalls out. Anybody have any idea as to what could be causing this and also what area of the engine do you recommend I start looking at 1st. I appreciate any help anyone can provide.THANKS!
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Did you change the spark plug and maybe empty the gas and use some new gas? That might do it. How long has it been sitting for?
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Thumbs up Check your air filter.

Check and clean/replace your multistage air filters.

With the dry weather we've experienced this year, you have probably mowed in some very dusty conditions. A clogged air filter can completely prevent your engine from running.

Proper air filter maintenance is the least expensive engine maintenance you can perform to keep your equipment running right.

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I have a John Deere LA115 riding lawnmower that im having trouble getting started. When I have the lawnmower on choke it starts fine but when I move it to Run it sputters and stalls out. Anybody have any idea as to what could be causing this and also what area of the engine do you recommend I start looking at 1st. I appreciate any help anyone can provide.THANKS!
Take it to the dealer, do not infer you are a lawn care business, this is a low end entry residential mower.
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I have a John Deere LA115 riding lawnmower that im having trouble getting started. When I have the lawnmower on choke it starts fine but when I move it to Run it sputters and stalls out. Anybody have any idea as to what could be causing this and also what area of the engine do you recommend I start looking at 1st. I appreciate any help anyone can provide.THANKS!

i am sure this has been fixed by now but here is another quick fix to that problem . The LA mower i have will stall out like you said if the gas cap is on too tight .
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