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Exmark Metro 36 - Kawasaki 13hp hard to start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by herberg, May 2, 2008.

  1. herberg

    herberg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    HI all,

    Am having issues with a used Exmark Metro 36 w/ 13hp kawasaki on it. Unit is about 6 years old, so it is not the KAI engine.


    Hard to start, pull start only. I pull the cord out just past compression, let the cord recoil - and it takes forever to get going.

    it's almost a guessing game whether it will start.

    Have checked the safety devices, it's out of gear, in park, throttle lever is in choke position.

    Any ideas?

  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    When you put the throttle control in choke position look at the carb and make sure the choke butterfly is FULLY closed.....Model numbers off the engine would be helpful.

    TOOMUCHWALKING LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I have this engine on a 32, and it would give trouble every spring. The Exmark tech fooled with it and it was still fukked, so I just ordered a new carb and it's fine

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