engine won't start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by kevlee65, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. kevlee65

    kevlee65 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I have a Exmark metro with a 15hp Kohler. Today I (easily) started it and walked it to the garage so I could put new mulching blades on. I placed the front casters on a cooler and changed the blades. After I set it down it would not start and the cord was hard to pull. I checked the spark plug and it was fouled. I replaced it and still it will not start. When the spark plug is out the cord pulls fine. Sorry I am not mechanically inclined, so any suggestions would be great!
  2. Phil G

    Phil G LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 843

    Just a thought, in tipping it backwards you may have flooded the carburetter. Remove the plug and spin the engine over. BUT make sure the ignition is off, you don't want the machine going up in flames if the HT should ground. Leave the plug out and let the fuel evaporate from the cylinder (maybe an hour) and refit the plug. When restarting don't choke the engine. Then off yer go :)

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