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Kawasaki 17 hp dies down when blades engaged

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Trashr, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Trashr

    Trashr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    My 48" lesco/hydro with a 17 hp kawi walk behind started to bog down today when the blades were engaged. I blew out the air cleaner did't make any difference. I haven't checked the plugs yet. Could it be the coil? Any suggestions would be appreciated. I searched the threads for an answer but didn't come up with much. I'm sure the answer is here some place.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Check under the deck.
  3. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,523

    Loose spark plug or blown head gasket are a couple possibilities.
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    As MOW PRO suggested check your deck, You could have a idler pulley or blade spindle trying to lock up.

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