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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.
     
  2. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    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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