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Curtis B.
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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a John Deere GT 245 lawn tractor. It runs fine for

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I have a John Deere GT 245 lawn tractor. It runs fine for awhile and then it stalls like it is starved for gas. It has a 20 hp twin Kawasaki engine with an internally vented carburetor. How can I remove and clean the carburetor and are there any vent holes
that need to be cleaned?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Does engine quit? How long before it will restart?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Carburetor has an electric solenoid, it should click open as soon as you turn on the key, listen for the click, then whenengine stalls, listen for the click. No click, no fuel!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/mikuni_carb_15003.asp
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
when engine stalls it will start right back up with the choke. Where is the solenoid?
When I turned on the key I did not hear a click but the engine started cold.
Would a faulty solenoid make it feel like the engine is starving for gas? Should I replace the solenoid?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
I would remove solenoid and plug the hole for test.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok where is the solenoid?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Solenoid is in the base of the carburetor, and plugs the main jet!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Only electric part in the carburetor.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I unplugged the solenoid and turned it counterclockwise but it will not come off. It looks like it should screw on and off.
When I get it off what do you mean plug the hole for test?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
It should unscrew! The find a bolt and washer that will fit the hole for test period.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
solenoid should have hex on bottom to screw it out!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
takes thin wrench