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changing a fuel solenoid

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bobcatnj, May 19, 2008.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    anyone change a fuel solenoid in a kawi 23hp. my exmark ztr is having problems starting. the dealer said he has changed out the fuel solenoid and the problem was fixed.
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,247

    Sounds like the dealer is interested in selling you a fuel solenoid. If you can hear it operate when you turn on the switch , the probem is not the solenoid. If you have doubts, pull the solenoid and test it by running a test lead from negative battery post to the body of the solenoid and a lead from the positive post to the spade terminal, If the plunger is pulled in, your solenoid is OK. A common starting problem is that the choke butterfly is not closing completely, adjust cable to correct this.

    If neither of these correct the problem, consult the trouble shooting section in a repair manual for your engine. There are several things that can cause a poor start.

  3. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 751

    if it would start then the switch is not at fault

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