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Kawasaki k27gt trimmer won't start when it's hot.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 2k1yzfr1, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    What would cause a kawasaki trimmer with not a whole lot of hours to start on the first pull when it cold and run perfectly......I put it in the trailer go to the next yard and it won't start......3-4 yards down the road it starts on the first pull and runs perfect. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing this problem?
  2. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Posts: 1,415

    Sounds like a coil problem. It's common for their bigger units so could be the case. Check for spark when the engine is hot.
  3. 2k1yzfr1

    2k1yzfr1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Anyone have any other suggestions? I pulled the spark plug on it when it was acting up and it was still sparking, so I don't think it's spark. Is there anything fuel related that would cause the trimmer to not restart when it's sat for 3-4 minutes after being ran.......and will start back on the first pull after it has sat for 25-30 minutes?
  4. echoman8

    echoman8 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    Hi, There are a couple of threads on VAPOR LOCK that have some good suggestions. I use "vapor lock" for lack of a better description. The true problem is probably the poor fuels available today.

    Good luck
  5. madmower

    madmower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Losen Fuel Cap When You Load On Truck Just A Little To Let It Breath If This Is The Problem Your Fuel Tank Is Not Venting Replace The Fuel Cap If This Is Where The Vent Is

    Hope This Will Help


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