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Kohler CV15 Rich and Misses

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by andrew.bell.ia, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. andrew.bell.ia

    andrew.bell.ia LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1


    I have a JD mower with a Kohler CV15 engine. It runs fine for a while, but once it heats up, it starts missing and blows black smoke. The plug is carbon-fouled. I replaced the float needle in the carb and readjusted the low idle needle to no effect. I didn't pull the welch plug (didn't have to tool to reset the new one), but I soaked it in cleaner and blew everything out.

    Is there anywhere that I should be looking other than the carb? Could it be weak ignition? Any other ideas?


    -- Andrew Bell
  2. VegetiveSteam

    VegetiveSteam LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    I would say probably weak ignition module. Not a huge issue for Kohler but it is seen every once in a while.

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