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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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Kohler 20.5 hp on a compressor not getting fuel to the fuel

Customer Question

kohler 20.5 hp on a compressor not getting fuel to the fuel filter is the fuel pump bad
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: just started yesterday
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: hopefully
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Quick way to tell if fuel pump is bad, is attach test line direct to the pump, and see if it will pickup fuel from a fuel container. If it does, pump is ok, and problem is with tank or line going to the fuel pump.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

I see question is still open, did you see my response?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
he tried a new fuel pump and it did not work. fuel is full and clean
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Will the fuel pump suck from a fuel container? If so, you have a vacuum leak, or a plug at tank or hose before the fuel pump.