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Can you remove the fule line at the carburetor coming from the fule pump and see if there is good flow when cranking?
Engine is not identified in manual, what engine is this? Kohler twin? Or single cylinder Kohler? Model number?
I need number off the engine, example SV715-????? or CV720-???? Engine runs for short period? In the base of the carburetor is an electric solenoid , does it click when the key is turned on and off? It plugs the main jet, so has to open for engine to run.
Single cylinder, Kohler.
Fuel solenoid would be an electrical solenoid on the bottom of the carburetor! It may not have one, but most do! It would be used to hold the bowl on the carburetor. It has to have 12 volts when key is on.
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Locate it, and listen for it to click when you turn the key on and off, or feel it. It has to open the fuel passage in carburetor, If it does not click or feel like it is working, can you check the wire to it for 12 volts?
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