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my 18hp kohler engine...
my 18hp kohler engine ran fine till I turned it off and tried to restart. It doesn't make a sound and I put in a new battery and it still doesn't make a sound when you try to start it.
Can you help?
Lloyd Raymer
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello Lloyd. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will do my very best to get you the answer you need to your question. It is likely that you have a blown fuse.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I don't think its a fuse. I charged the old battery for about 2 hours and it started and I was almost finished when a friend stoped by. I turned it off and when I tried to start again, nothing happened. I charged the battery again and still nothing happened. I bought a new battery and still nothing happened.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Do you have a 12 volt test light, or a way to check for voltage?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes!
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Can we talk more tomorrow without me having to pay another fee?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Yes we can. You will not be charged until after you are satisfied with your answer. Wait until then to rate my answer. Tomorrow start with checking for voltage at your ignition switch.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There is voltage to my ignition switch because all the light come on when you turn it on. What do you think. Does the coil have anything to do with it not working?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Your coil is likely ok. You may have a faulty solenoid. Have you located your solenoid?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, but it won't be that hard to find. I need to finish mowing my lawn. I really need to have an idea of what to check.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
There is an orange wire in your ignition switch wiring connector. This wire should have voltage when you turn ignition switch to start position. This wire goes through your brake safety switch and your pto safety switch, then to your solenoid. Check both of these safety switches. Are you familiar with wiring diagrams?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Yes, but my wife wants to go to bed and the computer is in our bedroom. I will try your advice and talk with you again tomorrow.
Good night.
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
That will great! You have a good night too.
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Click on the link above, to open wiring diagram.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you! I will try to use this diagram to find my problem. Can I rate you after I check this out?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ARE YOU GOING TO ANSWER ME??
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Yes, you can wait until after you are satisfied, before rating me. Start at your ignition switch, and check your start circuit via your orange wire.
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
Take your time. We can continue from here. Thanks!
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