Small Engine

Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a Kohler Courage xt7, 173cc power washer and it will…

Customer Question
I have a Kohler Courage...
I have a Kohler Courage xt7, 173cc power washer and it will not start. Could it be the spark plug? If so, where is it located?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Small Engine
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Answered in 25 minutes by:
3/6/2016
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 15,342
Experience: have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
Verified
Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Spark plug is in the cylinder head, at the end of the spark plug wire. See page 8-9 to see spark plug inthe head. See section 7 for setting and such.

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Remove spark plug, and put a teaspoon of fuel direct into the spark plug hole, re-install spark plug and see if it starts.

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I can't seem to find my manual, therefore, I don't know where to find the spark plug. That is my problem. Yell me how to locate the plug.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

I sent link for the manual!

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

http://www.kohlerengines.com/onlinecatalog/pdf/tp2601_308.pdf

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Did you find the spark plug?

Ask Your Own Small Engine Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 15,342
15,342 Satisfied Customers
Experience: have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Curtis B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

15,342 satisfied customers

have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert

Rick

Rick

Factory Authorized Trainer

4,218 satisfied customers

Outdoor Power Equipment technical trainer since 1990, covering eight states.

Jon K.

Jon K.

Small Engine Diagnostic Expert

2,995 satisfied customers

Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines

James W

James W

Small Engine Troubleshooting Expert

2,986 satisfied customers

7 years as Mechanic & Parts Manager for Brother who has Owned Lawn & Garden Repair shop for 35 years

Vince O.

Vince O.

Small Engine Technician

2,927 satisfied customers

Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers

Wayne

Wayne

Engine Rebuilder

2,041 satisfied customers

many years on egine rebuilding, lawn mower,roto tiller,Truck,and small engines

RUSS

RUSS

SERVICE TECHNICIAN

1,723 satisfied customers

28 YEAR SERVICE TECHNICIAN

< Previous | Next >

Related Small Engine Questions
Our power washer is being worked on by a Ukrainian gentleman
our power washer is being worked on by a Ukrainian gentleman who says we need a part for the soap dispenser and sent me a photo I'm trying to figure out what part to order … read more
Wayne
Wayne
Engine Rebuilder
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,041 satisfied customers
I have a husky pressure washer with a kohler motor. Last
I have a husky pressure washer with a kohler motor. Last weekend it ran great but the pull cord broke and the internal spring also came out due to my error. I ordered another starter assembly and put … read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I'm trying to start my kohler courage xt7 time and
Hi I'm trying to start my kohler courage xt7 for 1st time and it kicks off but won't keep going… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
Hello,Kohler courage xt7 only starts with starting fluid
Hello, Kohler courage xt7 only starts with starting fluid and dies in 5 min, Mechanic in a bottle did not work let standing for 2 days, do I need to get crab kit and redo crab or can I just take off s… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a Kohler courage xt-7 173cc pressure washer. Bought
I have a Kohler courage xt-7 173cc pressure washer. Bought it new last year, never used it until this month. Filled it with gas, oil and everything the instructions say to do but it won't start. Somet… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
Kohler "Courage" XT-7 Power washer purchased in n2012 from
Kohler "Courage" XT-7 Power washer purchased in n2012 from Home Depot; Used just once in the spring of 2012. IT WON'T CRANK!… read more
Jon K.
Jon K.
Small Engine Diagnostic Expert
Some College, military training,
2,995 satisfied customers
my kohler courage XT7 water pressure cleaner will not start.
my kohler courage XT7 water pressure cleaner will not start. it has been sitting for over a year. the fluids (oil and gas) are good to go… read more
wheelhrs
wheelhrs
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
424 satisfied customers
i have a husgarns xt722fe with akohler courage engine xt7 173
i have a husgarns xt722fe with akohler courage engine xt7 173 cc (brand new ),will not start ,does not appear to be getting any gas… read more
Tractor_Mower_Repair
Tractor_Mower_Repair
4 satisfied customers
We have a Kohler pressure washer Courage XT-7 173cc OHV. The
We have a Kohler pressure washer Courage XT-7 173cc OHV. The engine will not start. We have replaced the spark plug.… read more
wheelhrs
wheelhrs
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
424 satisfied customers
I have a kohler xt7 courage and is having trouble starting
I have a kohler xt7 courage and is having trouble starting even after priming. Suggestions… read more
ranwell1
ranwell1
CEO
High School or GED
5,039 satisfied customers
I have a pressure washer with a kohler courage xt 7 173cc with
I have a pressure washer with a kohler courage xt 7 173cc with the notorius starting problems. I have changed the gas, blown out the gas line. It will start briefly with starting fluid sprayed into ca… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
I have a kohler courage xt-7 power washer that will start and
I have a kohler courage xt-7 power washer that will start and immediately die. I have put in fresh gas, check air hole in gas cap.....any ideas....is it the carburator?… read more
Jeremy R
Jeremy R
1,069 satisfied customers
i have a husky pressure washer with a kohler 173cc gas engine
i have a husky pressure washer with a kohler 173cc gas engine and i have a hard time starting it, please give me some tips. it is only one season old, bought it in 2010 herb… read more
Outdoor Power Equipment Guru
Outdoor Power Equipment Guru
Teacher
Bachelor's Degree
529 satisfied customers
can not get my power washer to start changed filter and spark
can not get my power washer to start changed filter and spark plug still no good its a kohler courage xt7 vertical crankshaft… read more
J.R.
J.R.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,173 satisfied customers
I have a Husky 2600 PSI 2.4 GPM pressure washer. Kohler Courage
I have a Husky 2600 PSI 2.4 GPM pressure washer. Kohler Courage XT-7 engine. PH - XT173 - 0228. XXXXXXXXXX I cleaned the plug & fuel float bowl, it gets spark to the plug, but no indication of wanting… read more
RUSS
RUSS
SERVICE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,723 satisfied customers
Good Morning! I have a Kohler Courage XT-7 173cc engine on
Good Morning! I have a Kohler Courage XT-7 173cc engine on a Husky pressure washer. I noticed gas leaking out thru the airfilter box. I replaced the gasket between the filterbox and carb which helped … read more
Robert P
Robert P
Mechanic/expert tech /owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
628 satisfied customers
i have a kohler xt courage power washer and an trying it for
i have a kohler xt courage power washer and an trying it for the first tiem this season it ownt turn over any suggesstions… read more
Curtis B.
Curtis B.
Technician
Associate Degree
15,342 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x