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I have an older Kohler "Confidant 7" RV generator fueled by

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I have an older Kohler "Confidant 7" RV generator fueled by gas. It is hard to start. I replaced the spark plugs and fuel filter. Also, removed carb and cleaned. Checked the fuel pump. Once I get it running it runs great.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry, it is a confidant 5. Also spraying carb cleaner in carb doesn't seem to help. Spark plugs are dry. Fuel shut off has 12 volt. Low pressure switch disconnected, engine stays running. 14 volts to low pressure switch.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry
Confidant 4
Model 4ckm21
spec 101337
serial 462657
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

is it fuel by GAS or LP

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Gas
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Let's just do it by text or email please.
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi

OK that is fine , JA charges a extra $26.00 for the call

How did you clean Carb ??

have you adjusted the valves ??

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Pulled it off and cleaned with carb cleaner, blew it out with air. I did not check the valves.
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for that

what you are describing is a dirty/Plugged jet

disassemble the carb, boil out in a pot of hot water 10-15 min

air dry , then put in a rebuild kit

I hope this helped you

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
If it was a plugged jet it would not run, correct? Once I get it started it runs great.
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

HI

complete plugged Jet will not run

partial plug will be hard to start

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
When I cleaned the carb, I squirt carb cleaner through the jets and came out the offices with no restrictions so i concluded that they were not plugged.
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

Hi

This is not a proper way to clean

that only cleans surface dirt,

not a Gum build up

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I boiled and rebuilt carb with no luck. Any other suggestions? If I hold the throttle open while cranking for awhile it will start. When I shut I down and try again it won't start back up.
Expert:  Wayne replied 10 months ago.

HI

Thank you for that

I was sure that would have been the issue

next is to adjust the valves