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How To Remove The Valves On A Kohler K321?


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#1 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 09:24 PM

And, some pictures would help too. Thanks in advance.



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Posted June 17, 2014 - 09:45 PM

get the Kohler manual from the Manual Section

http://gardentractor...gory/71-kohler/

 

in section 10 of the Kohler manual should help you


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 09:50 PM

get the Kohler manual from the Manual Section

http://gardentractor...gory/71-kohler/

 

in section 10 of the Kohler manual should help you

Thanks. I've looked at it, but I'm having a hard time visualizing how the valve comes apart.


Edited by Gabriel, June 17, 2014 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 10:06 PM

I'd get myself a C clamp valve spring compressor.  It uses a split key style.  Once you compress the spring enough, the two key keepers will fall out and you will be good to go. 

 

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Posted June 17, 2014 - 10:12 PM

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part #7  are the keepers


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 07:03 AM

For everything in life there is a manual somewhere.



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Posted June 18, 2014 - 12:47 PM

Here is the tool you could really use.  If you were closer I'd loan it to you as long as you promised to return it.  They work pretty slick.

Reg

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Posted June 18, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Here is the tool you could really use.  If you were closer I'd loan it to you as long as you promised to return it.  They work pretty slick.

Reg

Thanks! I just bought one like it. Again, Thanks for the offer!



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Posted June 18, 2014 - 07:33 PM

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part #7  are the keepers

Does part #6 (I think they're called rotators) sit on the keepers when the spring is released?



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Posted June 18, 2014 - 07:42 PM

yes

with your valve spring clamp you have to got on top of part #2 (retainer) and under part #6 (rotator)

if the valve goes up you need to tap the valve down so that the keepers can be remove

make sure that the valve is down or seated (closed) before you try to remove the keepers


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 07:55 PM

yes

with your valve spring clamp you have to got on top of part #2 (retainer) and under part #6 (rotator)

if the valve goes up you need to tap the valve down so that the keepers can be remove

make sure that the valve is down or seated (closed) before you try to remove the keepers

Thanks! Now I understand! That's kind of how I was thinking it went together.


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 07:57 PM

yes

with your valve spring clamp you have to got on top of part #2 (retainer) and under part #6 (rotator)

if the valve goes up you need to tap the valve down so that the keepers can be remove

make sure that the valve is down or seated (closed) before you try to remove the keepers

You mean item #3? Item #2 is one of the valves.



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Posted June 18, 2014 - 08:03 PM

yes #3 

sorry I was looking at Deere's part site and it was showing #2 as the retainer


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Posted June 18, 2014 - 08:08 PM

yes #3 

sorry I was looking at Deere's part site and it was showing #2 as the retainer

That's alright.



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Posted June 19, 2014 - 11:45 AM

Thanks! I just bought one like it. Again, Thanks for the offer!

I picked mine up at a yard sale on a color drive a couple of years back.  Where did you buy yours?


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