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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Why does my xw2303 run rough intermittently

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Why does my xw2303 run rough intermittently
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Kohler twin engine? Do you have a spark tester to test the spark to the plugs when it acts up? My thought is a coil is failing, common on the Kohler twin, and Kohler says to replace both , if one is showing bad.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't have a tester...it seems that my left plug...when behind machine is getting sooted up. Could it be something with the seat switch. I found 2 wires hooked wrong and am correcting that now
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Not a switch, it would kill engine!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Left coil is failing or the cylinder has low compression.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Compression is good...could the coil be failing intermittently? Seems to be ok whin I start and gets worse after mowing for a while
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
That's the way a coil fails!
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Did you find bad coil?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No it was a bad wire on the engine, not the coil
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Good job!