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I have a kohler LH690. When you turn the key you get

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I have a kohler...

I have a kohler LH690. When you turn the key you get nothing. If I put it on the charger it will turn some but have to try it several times to start. Once I get it started it will run for about 5 mins and die

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

Yes this is on a ramrod which is like a dingo

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

It was working just find parked it at night next morning it had that problem

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

Yes

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5/28/2018
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thanks
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

Battery has to be good, and charging system has to work. Is there an electric solenoid in the base of the carburetor?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Battery test good and not sure if carburetor has solenoid
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Starter does
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

What does battery voltage drop to when you try to start?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Didn’t try that because I don’t get anything when I turn the key
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

You said it starts with jump?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
After multiple try’s
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Acts like it only moves the flywheel short distance but only when charger is on
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

If you follow the positive battery cable to the starter solenoid and jump the cable terminal to the small switch terminal does the solenoid close and spin engine?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I just jumped the solenoid and got nothing
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

If battery voltage is above 12.5 volts, and the voltage gets to the starter, the starter can be bad.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Battery is 12.65
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Just odd that it will turn over when on charger and nothing when not
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

I think you have battery or cable problem. Do you have a voltmeter to confirm?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Have a voltmeter
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

put it on the battery, then try to start, or jump the solenoid, if the voltage drops below 8 volts, battery or cabes. If it does nothing, then the starter is suspect. Try jumping direct to the starter with jumoer cables.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It drops below 8 without the charger on and I turn the key
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
When I jump the solenoid with the charger on it just spins but the starter doesn’t try to engage
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

I think you need a new battery!

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
If it’s just the battery then why does the flywheel only just move a little won’t make even a 1/4 turn
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
When on the charger
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

Can you rotate the engine 360 manually? The engine is not seized?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Can’t really get to where I can do that but have gotten it to start a couple times by turning the key multiple times
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

so the engine is not seized. Take battery in and have it tested.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I’m no expert but starter doesn’t seem to be fully functional like it should when jumping it and just hear a spinning noise when I jump the solenoid and it’s not trying to turn the flywheel
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

Is solenoid part of the starter? If it is, you have to jump cable terminal to switch terminal. otherwise, the motor will just spin and not kick out the starter Bendix.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I’ll replace the battery to eliminate that and then start again
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

OK>

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

I see the question is still open.??

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