Kawasaki Engine ~ 23 HP Model/FH-680V-AS01

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by dualsmows, May 25, 2009.

  1. dualsmows

    dualsmows LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    Needing some help please...
    When the engine is running at a no-load situation the engine "flutters".
    When engaging the blades it runs great.
    Also, this engine is very hard starting when it is warmed up.
    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thank You!
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

    Sounds like the carb main jet is partly plugged, A good carb cleaning should solve that problem. The hard starting could be the choke butterfly in the carb is not closing FULLY when choke is applied, A cable adjustment should solve that one.
     
  3. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 995

    Just got my 23 kaw out of the shop and it was that the plugs were fouled and the valves were horribly out of adjustment because it would just crank and crank and crank...they also had to replace the valve cover gaskets...ran me 300 since it just came out of warranty :-(
     
  4. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,164

    PLEASE tell me they did more then replace your plugs, adjust your valves and replace your cover gaskets for $300...........
     
  5. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    How do I adjust the valves on my 23hp kaw
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,024

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