anything is possible, but I have never seen it happen.
What kind of problem are you having?
the wire backing of the air filter was in many pieces some fell on the ground two pieces i pulled from the choke port hole the engine will not turn a full revolution
I have never seen that, but if that has happened, then you will need to tear the engine down and get all of the pieces out of the engine. The piston is hitting those pieces.
was this an ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT air filter?
a replacement filter to fit kohler engines is all i remember
OK, the reason I asked, was if it was an ORIGIANAL Kohler filter, they might want to see it and they might warranty some of the work.'
If it was an AFTERMARKET filter, you are on your own.
Just trying to help with the cost of repair....