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14 HP Kohler wont start when hot

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by CityLawn, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. CityLawn

    CityLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5


    I got a 14 HP Kohler Command..runs great...
    but when u shut it off and wait it bit it wont refire..
    no spark..
    but if u wait half hour it starts right back up..
    all saftey switches disconnected..
    its not the wiring...
    Could it be the coil????
    how much are they and whered be the best place to get one for the best price????
    like online???

    Mower is a 36 inch Gravely by the way

  2. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    kohler engine dealer
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I agree with leaflawnandlimb, it's definately the coil. I just replaced one on my 14 Kaw for this exact same reason. Mine was $80.00 at the dealer. Just remove the shrouding from the engine and you will see the coil. The air gap is .004" or 10 mm for the new coil.
  4. Dave

    Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Posts: 315

    coil.its that simple
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I tried to remember the air gap from memory, bad idea. My service manual says: .008" to .012"
  6. Fish

    Fish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    To the original poster, How did you come to the conclusion that
    it would not start due to no spark? I would hate for you to
    waste money for no good reason. Even if you were buying the
    coil from me, I would ask you why. I spend a lot of my time
    talking people out of wasting money, that is probably why I
    am broke, but really why do you think it is the coil?

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