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Kawasaki Carb Help

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CuttingEdge8684, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. CuttingEdge8684

    CuttingEdge8684 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Photo is a top down view of a carb from a 19 HP Kawasaki FH580V-AS14-R.

    It appears to be missing some sort of plug but can't be certain what it is since exploded views don't show it as a part.

    Hoping someone with a similar engine/carb can take a look and help me out.

    Thank you.

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  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,862

    If you're talking about the gold colored object, I don't believe that there's anything missing. That's just the retainer that's pressed in over the end of the choke butterfly/plate pivot shaft I believe.
     
  3. CuttingEdge8684

    CuttingEdge8684 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    It is the gold colored hole. There is actually one hole going down into the carb and one going horizontally as well. Without covering the hole with my finger the engine pulses up and down. So that's why I believe something use to be there. And also, without something there dirt would easily enter the carb. Just don't know if it sealed it off all the way or what.
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,862

  5. I MOW ALONE

    I MOW ALONE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,896

    looks like someone may have tried to remove it and pushed it down a bit into the carb and now its sucking air.
     
  6. SB Gary

    SB Gary LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    There is a small plug missing. Kawasaki addressed this issue in there last dealer update school. Take it to your Kawasaki dealer for repair. The ones that I have found the plug was loose, we used jb weld on top of the plug to hold them in after replacing the plug with a new one. Hope this helps SB Gary
     
  7. CuttingEdge8684

    CuttingEdge8684 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Thanks Gary. That's the answer I was looking for. I'll take it in and have them plug it. And perhaps pick up some JB Weld:)
     

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