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Old 04-14-2010, 07:38 PM
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Does it matter that the KTF27A has a diaphragm carb and the KGT27C has a rotary valve (KGT27B says it has one too)?
They both have diaphragms in their carburetors. Rotary valve means it doesn't have a butterfly valve.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:25 PM
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Pat's Small Engines still show it on their site:

http://www.psep.biz/store/kawasaki_kgt27a_trimmer.htm
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:32 PM
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They both have diaphragms in their carburetors. Rotary valve means it doesn't have a butterfly valve.
I understood that, I guess what I meant was, is it the new carbs using the rotary valve that are having the problems with cold starts, or is it another factor?
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:29 PM
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I understood that, I guess what I meant was, is it the new carbs using the rotary valve that are having the problems with cold starts, or is it another factor?
There is NO perfect carb on any particular trimmer that start every time on the first pull. Some may be better than others on same model. I got four new Shinduawa 2510 and two strart real easy and the other two are clumkers. They got all these uint starting lean, so get one with low adjustment needle like Echo so you can tweek it to suit yourself.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:53 AM
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I understood that, I guess what I meant was, is it the new carbs using the rotary valve that are having the problems with cold starts, or is it another factor?
I did some checking online and by looking at the parts lists, it seems that all the Kawasaki and Redmax trimmers that have gotten the most complaints for hard starting and long warm ups all share a common carburetor: the Walbro WYA series. I'm not saying that's the culprit; I'm just saying it's one of the common denominators.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:17 AM
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Sure enough, the Kawasaki KGT27A that everybody saying is a great trimmer,
uses the Walbro WYJ series carburetor - while the Kawasaki KGT27B that
everybody says to stay away from, uses the Walbro WYA series carburetor.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:47 AM
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Good find Merkava. I wonder how the WYK series fit in this picture.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:23 PM
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When you click on the "order" button it says that it has been replaced by the KGT27B, so it is the bad one, and is a misprint. J-Thomas does have the KTF27A, which is a good one. The new for 2010 KGT27C is also a good model, that has the problems of the KGT27B fixed.
Was at the dealer today where I bought my KGT27A in December. Ask him about the KGT27C. He was expecting to receive his first shipment of them today, but said that the only change from the "B" was the gas tank. Hope he's wrong!
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:59 AM
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Good find Merkava. I wonder how the WYK series fit in this picture.

A lot of the Shindaiwas use the WYK series.
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:56 PM
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Sure enough, the Kawasaki KGT27A that everybody saying is a great trimmer,
uses the Walbro WYJ series carburetor - while the Kawasaki KGT27B that
everybody says to stay away from, uses the Walbro WYA series carburetor.
Do those parts sheets say what carb series the KGT27C and KTF27A uses?
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