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Old 11-28-2013, 12:42 PM
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15hp kawa won't start

I have a 2005 model fh430v kawa. I parked it my garage bout 3 weeks ago and now it won't start. Normally takes two pulls to crank now nothing. I changed the fuel filter, checked the plugs and dropped the carb bowl. Got it to hit just once and died now wont even try to crank. Pulled the plug and tried to crank it to see if there was spark I got nothing. So Could coils just completely go dead all of a sudden? Before I parked it I did notice a hiccup here and there before I parked it. Just some suggestions would help. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:18 PM
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You could always check the choke cable an make sure it is engaging fully.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:44 PM
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You could always check the choke cable an make sure it is engaging fully.
That's all good as far as I can tell.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:01 PM
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bad safety switch or just not making contact. move gear selector to first then back to neutural. make sure blade engage lever is all the way back
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:47 PM
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Either way it's likely the cold weather but I'm not understanding, is this a recoil or an electric start?

If it's an ES I would see about pulling both battery cables off, cleaning the terminals and connections real good and putting them back together nice and tight... On one of mine it turned out one of the bolts was so rusted it wasn't even tight anymore, replacing it and the cleaning, now it cranks solid and fires right up.

Beyond that, starter solenoid.

If it's a recoil, I'm not so sure.
Hate to send you this direction because of how easy it is to get in deep so I would highly recommend drawing a diagram before you start pulling things apart, where I'm going is the Ignition switch wiring may need checking. It may even need a new switch (thou it would be good if you had one laying around just for testing), make sure all the cables are hooked up and the connectors solid, no frayed dangling ends hanging by a thread stuff, so to speak.

Not sure where to go from there, just one of those things, it will start back up somehow, just have to play with it.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:06 AM
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Well apparently this mower is bipolar. Not sure what I did but took the recoil and engine cover off, blew it off to check everything put it back together and cranked on first pull.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:56 PM
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wont stay running

fh430v 15hp, wont stay running when its in neutral???
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