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15 hp kohler hard to start every morning

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 1506cmo18, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. 1506cmo18

    1506cmo18 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    I have a 2006 15 hp kohler, used pretty good. Works excellent all day long, however every morning after not been started for 8 hours or so, it needs to be turned over for about 1 minute before it will start. Its getting worse as the summer goes on, could it be timing issue?

    I figure if it was a fuel issue it would happen all day but once its started once its good all day.

    Any ideas?? I changed the plug, air filter is clean, new gas every day, i'm going to add some fuel additive to see if it changes anything but help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    Check to make sure the choke butterly is closing properly at full choke position.

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