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Runs at high idle until blades are ingaged then runs like it has bad gas and won't clear out. Been doing this off and on this season
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Twin cylinder or single cylinder? What engine?
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Koehler twin 20 hp 2007
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Kohler
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 years ago
Have you ran a cylinder test? Loosen the spark plug wires , then with engine idling, remove one wire at a time. It engine dies when wire is removed, the opposite cylinder is not firing. Check it for spark and compression. You may have an engine that is running on one cylinder! These engines run well with just one cylinder firing, but have no power when under load. Try that and we can continue from here. Thanks.
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