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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Cub Cadet 2146, sometime starts easily, other times will not

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Cub Cadet 2146, sometime starts easily, other times will not start.
Cleaned out carb and fuel pump. Under PTO bogged down and died. Unable to start since. Have not checked timing. Starts best when cold and very little throttle. Unsure where to troubleshoot.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
What is the engine make and model? Looks like a single cylinder Kohler? Engine is cranking, but not starting? Remove spark plug and ground the spark plug, and see if it has spark. If it has spark, do a quick compression test, by holding finger with rag over the spark plug hole and see if it has enough compression to move your finger. If it has spark and compression put a teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug , and see if it will start for a few seconds.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Linamar single cylinder has compression and was running good
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
OK, do the spark, fuel test.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Does the batter have to be fully charged?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
No, as long as engine turns good.