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Stump The Technician...Name That Failure,,,

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by piston slapper, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    Your'e the warranty expert. You tell me! Better yet explain to " Little Billy" how a welch plug fell out of a new engine, warranty or not! " Cause he ain't buyin' the line about improperly stored and corrosion loosening the plug!

    Actually its not covered under warranty.
     
  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ah.... thats an easy one! The ol' diode in the module harness died trick!
     
  3. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
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    Since no fuses in the charging circuit on most Kohlers, I'm going with bad ground.
    Or faulty regulator, or, loose connection, or, open alternator, or...............
    Where's my ribs!!!!
     
  4. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You got it...I've actually had to put 3 gaskets between the breather cover and the carb to get it to seal..
    I got in the habit of checking the carb throat as I pumped the primer before installing the air filter..
     
  5. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Warranty on the engine is 2 years..regardless of use...
    Besides...Little Billy got the mower for free...
     
  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    #10....not exactly...but replacing the coil would fix the problem..
     
  7. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Bingo....you got. 1....
    The old rubber poppet style reed valve under the left side cover...
    Had many come in thinking the engine was blown...replace with new reed plate..no more smoke.
     
  8. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    #11....nope...the newer harnesses only have 1 diode...if its bad...no start...
     
  9. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Bingo....splash 2.....regulator not grounded
     
  10. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,904

    Well, look, the plug wire is molded in, soo...........
     

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