Won't start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Chyde, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Chyde

    Chyde LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a 18 hp. kohler powered mower.Problem is after I cut it off it will not crank for about an hour.Spins over good,just does not start.Any ideas will be appreciated.
     
  2. saw man

    saw man LawnSite Bronze Member
    from utah
    Messages: 1,025

    Dont shut it off! hehehe

    Check spark when it wont start. Could also be flooded.
     
  3. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,207

    It is most likely the ignition armature. When you run it and get it hot and then cut it off the ignition armature will not send a spark to the plugs until it cools off. The ignition armature will have to be replaced because it can,t be repaired.
     
  4. shsmallengines

    shsmallengines LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    didyou get it fixed
     
  5. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    have you checked for spark when it cranking? that's an easy one to eliminate first.
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,022

    Hey guys, This thread is over two years old .......
     
  7. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419


    I think threads more than 1 or 1.5 years old should be soft locked. This should still allow them to come up for information when people do a search, yet keep people from dragging up old topics. If a person MUST post to a thread past that age, they could PM or email a moderator to unlock the thread so that they can post in it.
     
  8. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    Oh man! I wonder if it ever got fixed in 2 years?
     
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,022

    If it didn't you can bet he's got a jungle by now. ;)
     

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