Kawi Engine Warranty

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HB Lawn, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. HB Lawn

    HB Lawn LawnSite Member
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    This week I had to get a new carb put on my Snapper Pro 21" mower with the kawi engine package. My dealer stated that the carb wasn't covered under the warranty program. This machine is 11 months old. Everything that I have found and read states that Kawi has a 2 year warranty on thier engines. Am I wrong in thinking that the carb is covered?
     
  2. HB Lawn

    HB Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Anybody with a thought?:confused:
     
  3. HB Lawn

    HB Lawn LawnSite Member
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    74 views and not one comment???
     
  4. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
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    If there is any sign of corrosion or bad seals Kawi will just blame it on the fuel you use.
    Pretty tough to say there was a defect in the carb after it worked fine for 11 months
     
  5. BigDreamsLawn&Landscapes

    BigDreamsLawn&Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    working at a dealer, i can tell you that we no manufacturer will cover a carb issue
     
  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    carb is part of the engine isn't it?
     
  7. BigDreamsLawn&Landscapes

    BigDreamsLawn&Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    That was also my thought. But I do understand where a dealer comes from because even with the warnings of running the right octane weight (premium) and mixing the oils right the alot of the commercial guys are the cause of the problem. I will say not all are but most are.
     
  8. dbvolfan1

    dbvolfan1 LawnSite Member
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    My dealer did a warrnaty replacement on the carb for a 23hp Kawi (along with some other items related to fuel) when the engine had ~40 hrs on it. Then again it was shooting flames out the back like an F-18 in full afterburner stage. :)
     
  9. HB Lawn

    HB Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Heard from the Kawi people today. No warranty on the carb.
     
  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    probably because of that dang ethanol gumming carbs up left and right lol
     

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