Hard pull start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Mikol, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Mikol

    Mikol LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Have a Kohler Pro 13 and went to use it last week and it was real hard to pull start like it was lock up.and at one time it suck back in about rip my arm off.got it to start and ran fine.I dont use the mower that much.can anyone give me any ideas what this can be.Thanks
  2. madmower

    madmower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Lose blade, shered flywheel key, hydrolock, non working compression release, could be a lot of things

  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Make sure your starting it properly. Pull slowly till compression. Then re pull to start after you have locked up the pull start.
  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,592

    Pull the plug to see if gas is leaking into the cyclinder.....if it does then it is very hard to pull. It usually takes a long time for a lot to get in there if the carb is leaking a little...like over nite.
  5. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,142

    They always were a joy to start. As posted above, all are very true. Just to add to your selection, it could also be a problem with the ign module.

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