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Old 10-18-2012, 08:25 PM
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25 hp Kawasaki skipping

I have a yazoo kees zero turn with a fh721v Kawasaki engine and it sounds just like its skipping and has no power under a load then sometimes its runs better but its no right..today I put new fuel filter and plugs and it helped but still isn't fixed and I need it the leaves are falling and my peco bagger is mounted on this mower... oh yea and valves are adjusted right. Any help is greatly appreciated I need it fixed fast... thanks
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:24 AM
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1. Spark plug gap .025
2. Air filter
3. Test for spark continuity on either side.
3b. Ignition coil (there are two).


The only other possibility I can think of is a sticking choke mechanism.

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:26 AM
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Ok air filter is good I will check other stuff today... any chance its in the carb? It does clear up a little with choke about half way out
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:09 AM
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Somebody ought to put a sticker on the cowl of EVERY Kaw twin clinder engine...
"WE USE JUNK COILS..REPLACE EVERY 100 HOURS...."
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:35 AM
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This engine has 860hrs do you think it would be the coil if it clears up some with the choke
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:41 PM
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This engine has 860hrs do you think it would be the coil if it clears up some with the choke
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nope. if it runs smooth with some choke i bet carb is dirty. also when was the last time you adjusted valves ?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:14 PM
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It was about10hrs ago I will teat into the carb this weekend
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:54 AM
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You could give it a quick burst of starting fluid just to see if it takes off, then if it does you can probably rule out the coil(s), thing is I have had this exact sputtering problem with my Kawasaki before but now I can't remember what it was to fix other than I just had to keep fooling with it and in the end it turned out to be something simple...

One other thing is to check inside the spark plug wire to make sure the boot and clip is all connecting to the spark plug, sometimes those clips work loose off the wire end.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:22 AM
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http://www.parish-supply.com/pdf/Kaw...ice-Manual.pdf
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:37 AM
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Thanks everybody for all the info im planning to fool with it today or tomorrow I will let ya know what I come up with
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