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Old 08-11-2011, 06:43 PM
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Hustler loses power

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?
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:19 PM
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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....
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:23 AM
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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
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:37 PM
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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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Old 08-14-2011, 03:32 PM
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Adjusted the valves? What do u mean? The rocker arms?
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2 Hustler super Z's 52"
3 scags 52"
1 wright stander 52"
5 trucks, including a super lawn truck
Too many blowers and wackers and trimmers to count
2 lawn solution aeraters
6 fisher plows
1 fisher poly sander
2 trailers
fradan leaf vac 31 hp, nasty!
etc etc etc
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