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Lazer z starting problem-cranks but doesn't start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by puhlmyfngr, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,246

    Ya need to download a shop manual from the Kohler website!
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Yes, Bottom of the carb..... It's a faint click, Put your finger on it then reach over to the key and switch on and off.....
  3. puhlmyfngr

    puhlmyfngr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Problem solved! It was the fuel shut off solenoid. Mine was mounted horizontally on carb. It wasn't clicking w/key on so I guess the stars were aligned just right last night, 'cause I tapped on it then viola, the little bugger started to work. Then she fired right up.
    Thanks for all the help, hopefully I can return the favor in the future.
    Now lets get the plows ready.

    (If it's got boobs or a key, it's eventually gonna give you trouble!)
  4. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,246

    You should pull the solenoid and clean the debris, etc. from around the pintle, they have a tendency to get gunked up.
    If it totally craps out you can cut the pintle off and screw the solenoid back in.
  5. puhlmyfngr

    puhlmyfngr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Sounds like a great idea, a good winter maintenance project.

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