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How to fix vapor lock on kawasaki troy bit mower

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How to fix vapor lock on kawasaki troy bit mower
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Explain problem. Is the engine cranking over, just not starting. This is not vapor lock! If engine is cranking over, can you remove the spark plug, and with it grounded to the metal of the engine. see if you have spark at the plug tip.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not cranking over
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Tried to crank over earlier wouldn't start. Now nothing. Battery is charged can hear selonoid click. Battery has been checked. Plug is new.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
How was battery checked? Do you hear the fuel solenoid in the carburetor click when key is turned on?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Have you checked the ignition fuse?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Took battery to shop. They said vapor lock. Just solenoid to starter clicks as far as I know
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Where is that located. It tries to turnover for a sec and stops
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
If you remove the spark plug will the engine turn?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Fuse is good!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Haven't tried to remove plug. What will that do
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
If there is fluid on top of the piston, It will let it out!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I ll try that but why is shop saying vapor lock.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Maybe they meant liquid lock. Fluid in the cylinder!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I ll try but if it is vapor lock what can I do
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
With spark plug removed, the fluid will come out when starter spins engine.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Took off sparkplug it turns over better
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Was there any fluid in cylinder?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Fluid on plug yes
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
With clean plug, will engine start?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Don't c a spark when I try to turn over
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
This is with spark plug grounded to the engine? Did you try a new spark plug?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No its just not cranking battery maybe low by now. Can I just touch 0lug to engine to c spark.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
The magnet in the flywheel and the coil make the spark. The engine has to be cranking before you get any spark, and engine has to be turning at good rate! Charge your battery and then try it!