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Old 09-26-2006, 03:40 PM
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Kohler Engines cv162 wont crank?

hello, i bought a craftsman lawn mower, with a Kohler 16.5 OHV engine.
model; cv16s,
family; SKH426UIG2RB
SPEC; 43513
DISP (CC); 426
when i try to crank the motor, it will only turn over and spin. it will not fire. I have changed the gas, checked the fuel line and fuel filter, and unhooked the fuel line, and gas comes out the line but engine will not crank. i can get the engine to crank if i manually pour gas into the carb. what shall i do next?

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Old 09-26-2006, 04:29 PM
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could this be the float might be stuck? it has been many years since i have worked on small engines
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:42 PM
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Remove your a/f and make sure that the choke butterfly/flap is closing completely when you engage it.
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:27 PM
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the choke butterfly/flap is now closeing. still want fire, its not getting gas to run. i can get it runing if i use a squirt bottle with gas in it by squirting it into the carborater. It will quit running when i quit squirting the gas in it. I don't know what the part is that is on the bottom of the carborator bowl. It has a red wire running into it. what steps do i take to remove the bowl?
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That is the fuel solenoid is it clicking when you turn the key? Check with a multi meter and see if you are getting 12volts at the solenoid, key on.
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:38 PM
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That is the fuel solenoid is it clicking when you turn the key? Check with a multi meter and see if you are getting 12volts at the solenoid, key on.
the fuel solenoid does not make a clicking sound, and i used a muilty metter to check it, and come up with 0.00 do i need to check from red wire to ground or red wire to green wire that runs to the carborator
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