I just picked up a new to me JD 265. It will only run with the choke closed and even then not all of the time. Sometimes it will crank and crank. Turn the key off and on and it will usually fire right up (choke still on).
While taking the carb apart for a dip I noticed that the fuel shutoff solenoid plunger does not retract with 12 volts applied. The plunger will stay down if I push it down and release on its own when the voltage is removed.
Is this proper operation or is my solenoid in need of replacement?
Edited by rstacy, January 03, 2015 - 02:28 PM.