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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 10:54 AM

I have had a problem the last 6 or 7 times I've tried to start my WH Auto14 with a 321K Kohler. It is not getting any gas and if I tap on the top of the carb. lightly once or twice, it will start. I rebuilt the carb. last spring and am running Sea-foam and Sta-bil in all my gas. When I rebuilt the carb., I had to use a rubber tipped neddle and wonder if it is sticking. The tractor only has to sit 4 or 5 days to have this problem. I wanted to know if anyone else is having this type of issue. Can you still buy a all Brass needle valve?
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 11:03 AM

Yes Brian, I have had issues with the rubber tipped needles sticking just as you describe. It will be worse when replacing the needle & re-using the worn seat.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 11:10 AM

Daniel, I didn't replace the seat. Can you still find solid brass needles?

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 12:04 PM

Mine had the brass needle. There were no needles in the carb kit I put in mine. I did replace the seat though. I've not had the problem you are getting.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 12:24 PM

Daniel, I didn't replace the seat. Can you still find solid brass needles?


Not sure on the solid needles Brian.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 12:38 PM

Brian, Is this a #28 or #30 Carter carb? I do believe I have found the kits on Ebay. I prefer the solid needles myself.
And I have also run into that same problem.

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 07:45 PM

I might be thinking of something different here but on some carbs there is a little wire clip to pull the needle off the seat when the float drops , could there be any chance if this carb had one be unattached causing your problem ?
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Posted May 21, 2012 - 09:10 PM

Thanks Al, But mine doesn't have the wire retainer. :(




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