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I have a Model #KT745-3047 KOHLER Engine used it for 2

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I have a Model #KT745-3047 KOHLER Engine used it for 2 months won't start, checked plugs gas

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It's new as of june used it last week Starter works file just won't kick off

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 7 months ago
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What happens if you remove the air filter and spray carburetor cleaner or a little fuel directly into the carburetor or intake? Will the engine start then?

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Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 7 months ago

This engine has the auto choke or smart choke system on it. I have seen a few of these that the choke plate was not fully closing on which makes the engine harder to get started especially in cooler weather. Normally what I have done is just loosen the air intake and allow everything to operate in order to make certain that the choke plate can fully close, then tighten the air intake back down and it has solved the problems that I have seen on these.

It seems like it is just not assembled properly from the factory.

Since this is a new engine you could take it back to an authorized Kohler service center in your area for repairs.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That makes sense, If I take the air cover off is there something I should see to make sure the choke plate can fully close
Technician: JohnF2015, Technician replied 7 months ago

If you take the air filter cover and filter off you might be able to touch the choke plate with a flat screwdriver but it is very difficult to see because of the way that the air filter base is designed. It is easier to remove the air filter and put your hand over the opening in the air filter base to force choke it while cranking the engine to start. If the choke is the problem then normally the engine will start tight up when you do this.

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