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20 hp kohler eng got fuel to carb got fire won't start, got

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20 hp kohler eng got fuel to carb got fire won't start
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: got fuel to carb got fire
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if i"m capable
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: new spark plug ,got spark, new fuel filter, got fuel to carburetor
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** welcome to JustAnswer.com. I will be happy to assist you today. Give me a few moments to look over your problem, and I will get right back to you so we can fix the issue and get your machine back to working order

Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

If you have fuel going to the carb, and you have spark, it sounds like the fuel is not being pulled from the carb to the cylinder. try pouring a small amount of fuel into carb or plug hole, and seeing if engine starts for a few seconds. Let me know the outcome, and we can troubleshoot from there.

If it does, you either have a bad fuel solenoid (which we can check) or you have a clogged carb jet and the carb will need to be removed and cleaned

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it runs for a few seconds then shuts off
Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

okay. When you turn the key the first turn, can you hear a clicking noise?

You have a fuel solenoid on the carb (hold s the bowl on) You can listen for a click, or touch the solenoid when key is turned, can you feel or hear anything when key turned?

You can also remove it while hooked up, and see if the plunger is being pulled down when key turned

Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

If you hear the clicking or see the plunger coming down when key is turned. the carb will need to be removed and cleaned as there is a clogged jet internally

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  JON replied 9 months ago.

Let me know what happens and we can continue troubleshooting if needed.