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K. Wiggins
K. Wiggins, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 2509
Experience:  AA in automotive Technology, 15+ years in the trade
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I HAVE A 15 HP KOHLER ENGINE. WILL CRANK FEW SECONDS WHEN I

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I HAVE A 15 HP KOHLER ENGINE. WILL CRANK FOR A FEW SECONDS WHEN I PUT GAS IN THE CARBURATOR. THE FUEL LINES ARE CLEAR FROM THE TANK TO THE CARBURATOR. NEW FUEL FILTER INSTALLED CORRECTLY. CARBURATOR HAS BEEN CLEANED INSIDE. IS THERE ANY TING THAT IS KEEPING FUEL FORM THE CARBURTOR?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 5 months ago.

Hello, when you had the carb apart did you use compressed air to make sure the float seat and jet were clear?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
ARE YOU STILL THEIR?
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 5 months ago.

I am still here. if you remove the float bowl when the float hangs down will fuel come into the carb?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I'LL CHECK
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
FUEL BOWL IS FULL
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 5 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** jet is somewhat clogged or the carb to engine gasket is leaking causing it to be lean and not have enough vacuum to pull the fuel in.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
THE MOWER HAS SETUP FOR A YEAR
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 5 months ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** defintely recommend removing the carb and soaking it for 30minutes to an hour in carb cleaner and cleaning the jet with a cleaning wire and blowing it out. Sitting that long will build up gum and varnish deposits.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
THE GASKETS ARE GOOD, BUT IT MAY HAVE HAD E10 GAS IN IT. IS THERE A WAY TO CLEAN THE JETS?
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 5 months ago.

E10 will clog jets bad. After soaking it use one of these to clean it.

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