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Won t start,engine turns, getting gas, but plug wire seem s

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Won t start,engine turns, getting gas, but plug wire seem s to fit not real tight on the plug itself.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Hi,let's see if we can work together to get to the root of your problem! will try my best to help!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Make and model? If you remove the spark plug and ground it to the metal of the engine, do you have spark when cranking? You can tighten the plug wire by using a pliers to squeeze the inner metal clip to make it tighter.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
tried that sparked!
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
tried that it sparked....
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
hello,anyone there????
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Ok, put a teaspoon of fuel into the spark lug hole, re-install the spark lug and see if the engine il stat for a few seconds.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
if it starts...then what???
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

No fuel is getting through the carburetor. Maybe you could then give me the make and model of the engine/

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
kawaski k series for john deere 17hp
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

On Deere Kawasaki, there is a electric solenoid in the carburetor that has to open as soon as the key is turned on, does it click if you flip key on and off?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it does click,yes
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Ok, it should be working. Did you try fuel direct into the cylinder?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I did try that yes......no luck
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

You have spark and fuel, do you have compression? Put finger with rag over spark plug hole and see if ti has enough compression to move your finger.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

I see question is still open, did you find problem?