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scrapn
08-11-2011, 06:43 PM
I have a hustler Z with a 23 ho kawasaki. When I turn the blades on the mower loses power. When the blades are off it runs fine. Any ideas?

Restrorob
08-11-2011, 07:19 PM
Make sure it's running on both cylinders.....

Start it up and leave at idle, Remove each plug wire one at a time with rubber handled pliers. If the engine dies when either wire is removed the cylinder on the other side isn't operating, Check for spark on that wire/coil. If you have spark try a new spark plug, If still no go remove the valve cover and inspect the rocker arms and push-rods.

If you don't have spark on the non running cylinder replace the coil....

scrapn
08-12-2011, 10:23 AM
Thanks. I checked all that you had mentioned, everything checks ok. Im going to change the coils, it cranks awhile before firing and i know that replacing the coils fixes that. So ill see if that fixes my power issue

LaLawnGuy
08-12-2011, 09:37 PM
Thanks. I checked all that you had mentioned, everything checks ok. Im going to change the coils, it cranks awhile before firing and i know that replacing the coils fixes that. So ill see if that fixes my power issue
Had the hard starting issue last week, adjusted the valves; fixed it immediately :)
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scrapn
08-14-2011, 03:32 PM
Adjusted the valves? What do u mean? The rocker arms?