How does the Fuel pump work on a Kawasaki 14hp engine?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Signal98, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Signal98

    Signal98 LawnSite Member
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    ;) Just wondering because I have to pour a little gas in the carb evertime I want to start the engine. Then it runs great but just wont start unless I pour gas in carb.
     
  2. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
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    Possibly the throttle cable has slipped in its clamp so that it's not fully closing the choke butterfly valve?
     
  3. Signal98

    Signal98 LawnSite Member
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    That was the problem Thank you:cool2:
     
  4. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
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    Even a blind squirrel.....

    Glad it was simple and FREE!
     
  5. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm having the same issue, except the valve does close on mine. Think the pump's bad?
     
  6. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There's no pump on these - it's all gravity feed. That's why the gas tank is higher than the carb on the mowers. Chances are that your choke plate is not closing all the way too.
     
  7. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    I guess it is a 13 hp Kawasaki now that I think about it. It does have a pump though. It's a 2001/02 Ferris Hydro Walk Behind
     
  8. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Remove the fuel line from the carb, Hold a container under the line and crank the engine over. It should pump fuel into the container if it's working.
     

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