Hello, and thanks for letting me join the forum!
I have a Snapper Zero Turn Radius mower model ZT18440KH. It's been a very good mower for me. It's about 7 yrs old and still running on the original battery (believe it or not).
I just replace the fuel pump, the inline gas filter, and the gas pickup line inside the tank. Mower fired right up afterwards. So I pulled out of the shed and stared mowing. A couple of minutes later while mowing away it all the sudden dies.......just like you turned the key off. Hmmm.
I turned the key off, put the brake back on, disengaged the blades, and put the handles back in the parked position and tried to start it.......nothing. Wow, I checked a few things and tried again and it started right up. No need to choke like after running out of gas.
So I mowed for a couple of minutes and it died exactly the same way. Possibly the blades are shutting off right before the mower dies, not sure, so it could be all happening at once. After it dies the it seems the the power is disconnected somewhere......turning the key does nothing. Then something resets, or reconnects, and it runs perfectly.
So is something overheating then reseting or do I have an intermittent short or what? Not sure how to go about troubleshooting an electrical issue (and I believe it is electrical). Any advise or have you seen something like this before?
Appreciate the help!!