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15 HP Kawi Run Great once you start it BUT.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bahamamills, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. bahamamills

    bahamamills LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    And it will start soon after its been running BUT if its been sitting I have to barely mist it with starting fluid.

    Does this model have a fuel pump? This mower only has 29 hours but it has been sitting for years. As I said it run like a top and smooth once running and ran it for an hour and a half today.

    Thanks
     
  2. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    Sounds like the fuel is draining out of the lines when it sits, perhaps a cracked fuel line or filter, or if there is a pump, could be ripped diaghram within. Probably something dry rotted while sitting.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Have you made sure the choke is closing fully ?
    If it has sat all that time the carb just may need a good tear-down cleaning, Something may be partly plugged causing a lean start.
     
  4. bahamamills

    bahamamills LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    Thanks guys, I have already check the lines and they are in good shape.

    Matt or Rob do you know if this has a fuel pump. I found this site and captured this diagram. The part in question is in the upper left hand corner under the T8 bolt.
    http://www.gardenresources.co.uk/content/garden_machinery/manuals/husqwm227_hwen2002_0000000-01.pdf

    The fuel filter looks very good clean and unrestricted. Just don't know if this is a fuel pump if it could be clogged. As I said once started and I back on the chokes it runs like a sewing machine. It could simply correct itself as I have just started using is and am consider buying it. Below is a diagram of the mower as well. I will also look at the carb while the trottle is in choke position.

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  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    That is the fuel pump, But....If that were the problem the unit would quit within 5 minutes of running time.

    My first post still stands.
     
  6. bahamamills

    bahamamills LawnSite Member
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    Thanks again for responding Rob will give that a check tomorrow.

    Jeff
     
  7. bahamamills

    bahamamills LawnSite Member
    Posts: 187

    Rob the 8th wonder of the world :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

    I could not stand it so I went out to the garage tried .....nothing.....

    Took off the air filter bla bla and put the trottle in full position(choke) and it was not close all the way 3/4+.

    Used my finger to close it completely while pulling the starter and wooooooooolaaaaa.
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    [​IMG].....Now, Just slide the throttle cable in the hold-down clamp to adjust it to choke on it's own.
     
  9. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    Good call, Rob!
     

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