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Posted January 13, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Can someone give me the rundown on the factory carb settings on a Kohler 14hp? I am not real good at setting carbs so please tell me which screw needs how many turns

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Posted January 13, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Set main and idle screws at 1-1/2 turns out, let engine warm up about 10-15 minutes to get to operating temperature before making further adjustments, make main jet adjustment first before you touch the idle screw that is the last thing you adjust after you get the main set.

 

 

Hope I explained that well enough.


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Posted January 13, 2017 - 12:20 PM

I can see a screw at the top and one on the side above the bowl, which one is which? I think the idle screw is on top in front of that top screw

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Posted January 13, 2017 - 12:53 PM

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the kohler carbs have the high speed setting on the top of the carb and the low speed on the side

 

the walbro carbs have the high speed settings just above the fuel bowl and the low speed settings on the side


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Posted January 13, 2017 - 11:19 PM

Just my two cents but do your self a favor and take the top screw out all the way and look at it make sure you can see through the holes in it and they are good and clean all the adjusting in the world isn't gonna fix a clogged up hole or a dirty carb, :D   just my thoughts  good luck


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 03:32 PM

Tried messing with the carb settings last night, couldn't seem to get it to stop puking fuel, so I squeeze the fuel line so. it restricts the amount of fuel getting to the carb and it clears up and runs smooth. Does this sound like I have something clogged up in the jet? Or clogged up in something else?
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Posted January 20, 2017 - 04:03 PM

Would that be a float not shutting off the valve?
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Posted January 20, 2017 - 04:29 PM

Would that be a float not shutting off the valve?

Might be a float full of fuel! They don't work so well that way!


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 04:35 PM

Kenny, have you ever had a float fail out of the blue?

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Posted January 20, 2017 - 04:47 PM

Yes! They get a small spot of corrosion and then it works it way through to the inside.



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Posted January 20, 2017 - 05:31 PM

Might be a float full of fuel! They don't work so well that way!

When your "float" turns into a "sink".


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 06:10 PM

Just had one do that!



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Posted January 20, 2017 - 06:23 PM

It just seems odd that I am driving it across the yard, everything's great then all of a sudden it starts loading up. I ran across a place a while back that sold new Kohler carbs for around $60. Maybe I should try to find that place again on y net

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Posted January 20, 2017 - 06:36 PM

Brian Miller has carbs for sale on his site.  Good place to find part numbers too!



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Posted January 20, 2017 - 07:00 PM

Sounds like I need to come to Ponca!






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