Kohler Shut Down
Posted October 27, 2012 - 02:41 PM
I was mowing on my Jake with the kohler 16hp k series. In less than 5 mins it just shut off. I have checked for spark with the plug out and on block. i can see spark. I took the carb bowl off and had some crud in it so I cleaned it out. Fuel does fill it back up. Also fuel will run with bowl off. Checked all the fuses and replaced them. I sprayed some starting fluid in it and it backfired. Turns over fine, just wont fire. Just got this running a week ago and other than some governor issues and some muffler issues it ran ok. Today on leaf day this happens. Also does anybody know where i could get one of these mufflers? My 14 hp jake needs an engine rebuild as it likes the oil. I have robbed some parts off it for the 16 hp but both mufflers are bad. Thanks.
Posted October 27, 2012 - 03:42 PM
The Tractor Model #, Engine model # would help.
- Buck said thank you
Posted October 27, 2012 - 03:45 PM
- Buck said thank you
Posted October 27, 2012 - 04:00 PM
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Posted October 27, 2012 - 05:17 PM
- bowtiebutler956 said thank you
Posted October 27, 2012 - 05:45 PM
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Posted October 29, 2012 - 06:20 PM
If there was crud in the bowl, did you replace the in the tank filter?
Maybe an electrical wiring problem? You say you checked the fuses and replaced them?
We're they blown?
Sorry, can't help with the mufflers, you may need to fit something new, and make it work.
By the way, Wdwildbill, he's talking two dif tractors here.
A 16 horse he's working on and a 14 horse parts tractor that "likes the oil"
Posted October 29, 2012 - 06:45 PM
Posted October 31, 2012 - 06:27 AM
Points might have slipped a bit!
As Kenny said, check out your points "real close". I had a similar problem with mine and even after cleaning them, ran ratty.
Replaced with new ones (too bad from mexico) and ran way better. Cekc the plug and replace it while you are at it. Makes a difference, worth the bother. Lastly, Seafoam is a wonderful thing I learned to use., If the carb just needs a touch up, it will work for ya.
Hope this helps.
Posted October 31, 2012 - 07:14 AM
Posted October 31, 2012 - 01:12 PM