Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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What is the engine make and model? Do you hear or feel the electric fuel solenoid in the carburetor click, when you flip key on and off? This fuel solenoid can be shorting gout, and it has to retract or fuel does not go through the main jet.
Kohler CV15? engine? Here is carb.
Solenoid can be replaced, but not repairable.