318, nothing happens when I turn key...
Posted October 08, 2015 - 10:11 PM
Posted October 09, 2015 - 02:49 AM
I hope, you've checked the battery, too.
Posted October 09, 2015 - 05:36 AM
Posted October 09, 2015 - 06:21 AM
Check the battery voltage first. If it is bad try charging it. If the voltage doesn't come up replace the battery. If it is okay then check that electricity is getting to the starter. If it isn't, you need to clean and check all of the wire connections in the starting circuit. Then the starter solenoid. If electricity gets to the starter but it doesn't turn you will need to repair the starter.
There is a troubleshooting guide in the Kohler Manual that you can download. Good Luck, Rick
Posted October 09, 2015 - 07:09 AM
Edited by 318User, October 09, 2015 - 07:09 AM.
Posted October 09, 2015 - 07:17 AM
Check your Pm's at the top of the page. I'll be sending you something.
Posted October 09, 2015 - 08:31 AM
Battery is almost new, no issues there. If I jump the relay going to the starter... It turns over, will not fire though. It's almost as if the safety circuit has a break somewhere not allowing spark to the engine or the required 12v to the solenoid.
Does it have an fuel shut off at the carb? Turns over when you jump the solenoid but will not not fire. Is that fuel solenoid opening, or are you not getting spark? Washing your equipment off is ok but be careful where to shoot that water. I never open the hood to wash mine off. Enough water can get where I don't want it with it closed let alone drenching everything with water.
Posted October 09, 2015 - 09:08 AM
Posted October 26, 2015 - 08:41 PM
Posted October 28, 2015 - 01:52 PM
Now mine has done a no start twice i noticed the pto stwich was bumped or the drive lever wasnt completely in the netural postion either of these will cause it too
Posted October 28, 2015 - 02:47 PM
One thing on a 318 at least the P218 Onan powered ones is there is an ignition box on them that can fail and cause this. My dad did the same thing with his a few years after he bought it. Used it one day and then washed it and it wouldn't start. Called the Deere dealer and they came and put a new ignition box on it and it's worked ever since.