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Mower Problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 2menandamower, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. 2menandamower

    2menandamower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 247

    I have a Red Hawk Hydro 48" walk behind. Yesterday I went to mow and could not get it to start. I checked all of the safety switches and check the fuel etc. I took the fuel filter off and blew through it with no problem and put it back on and then it started on the second pull????? It worked fine for the rest of the day. Today I went to mow and the same thing. I took the fuel line off the filter and shook it a little put it back on the filter and it started on the first pull. Do I need a new filter or is there something else that I need to look at? It has a 18hp Kohler Command motor and it only has about 70 hours on the machine. It is still new. I let it run before I put it up for the winter for about 10 minutes then I turn off the fuel shut off and let it run till it died. Is there a possibility that the carb, has gotten gummy? This has me puzzled. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. brettmc

    brettmc Banned
    Posts: 63

    Sounds like you need a new fuel filter....

  3. 2menandamower

    2menandamower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 247

    Do you really think so? The mower only has about 75 hours on it??? I hate to think that I am going to have to replace it that soon. I had no problem blowing thru it when I took it off.
  4. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    Dude, fuel filters are like $1 or less each! Jeez, don't be so cheap, JUST GET A NEW FUEL FILTER!:hammerhead:
  5. JoeinJasper

    JoeinJasper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    If it has been sitting up over the winter, then the carb might need to be cleaned. Since it will run, just add some fuel system cleaner ( I use Seafoam).
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    DITTO THAT..........;)

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