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Hellokohler 20 hp will only work with finger on the choke i

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hellokohler 20 hp will only work with finger on the choke i have the repair kit 24 757 03-S if needed
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: motor has not been run for a long time carb was dry when put up
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes live in fla and storm is on its way
JA: The expert is ready to answer your small engine question. Is there anything else you want him to know?
Customer: no i am good
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

With it running on choke only, there is no fuel going through the main jet. Do you have electric solenoid in the carburetor? Does it click as soon as you turn key on and off? If it not may be stuck, keeping the main jet closed.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
choke only fresh non ethanol fule
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Do you have good fuel flow to the carburetor from the fuel pump when cranking? If you do, the blockage has to be with the carburetor and it needs to be gone through , cleaned and rebuilt.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
non ethanol fuel can we do this by phone
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
when you say rebilt will the repair kit 24 757 03 -S do it
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

I need the full engine model number.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i put sea foam in the fule earier and ran it family 4khxs.6242gc
displ 624
model ch20s
spec no 64625
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i got the repair kit today hurricane hours away
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Yes, carburetor kit is correct!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
theres not a lot in that kit
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i had the engine was hooked up to lp gas kit but it never ran right
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
break it down soak and replace it with part in kit and call it a day
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

That's where I would start!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
then where from there slef relieving ckoke ?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

?? Self relieving choke??

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
page 1 # 65 on carburetor parts break down from ereplacementparts.com this is a welder generator 10kw with this kohler engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Ok Here is the engine service manual, showing the carbs.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
page 24 part b
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Electric choke. Activated by switch on the generator for start.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
thats it but there is a manual choke also
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Not sure why it needs more than one!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
well should the elec choke shut the choke and for how long ? i have to pull the cable on manual choke to shut the choke.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

The electric choke is only on when you press the choke button. It is either on or off. The manual choke is variable and the choke flap position is held by cable operation.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
CARB IS REBUILT RUNS A BIT BETTER BUT THE CHOKE HAS TO BE PULLED OUT
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

If choke has to be used after engine warms. there is not enough fuel going through the carburetor .either float and needle passage is not fully open, or they need adjustment, to let more fuel in. Raising the float level/

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can u call me and it would be quicker.(###) ###-#### just a few ? Then u won't here from me any more I take her in thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

call is extra charge. Not sue it is worth it, I dozed off on you!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
last ? there are no adj on carb just 1 and thats throttle speed does zero so / fuel pump / wrong size fuel line / elec choke intake gasket
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

That is true, few carburetors have adjustments today! I would check the flow of fuel to the carburetor from the tank, at the carb. !1/4 cup in 15 seconds.