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Kawasaki engine (fh601v) troubleshooting

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by blabarre, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. blabarre

    blabarre LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I have a jd 717a with a 19 hp kawi engine. The issue I've been having is when I go to crank the mower up, whether its warm or hot, it sputters and backfires. I will lower the throttle and it will straighten out and if I ease the throttle up it will not sputter. It also does this when I engage the blades. If I can ease the throttle up and get it to full throttle it will do fine. The only time it does this is at startup and when I engage the pto. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I have mixed some seafoam in the gas to help but it had no affect. The mower has 190 hrs on it. Thanks
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  2. rogerdodger

    rogerdodger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    1 fuel filter

    2 spark plugs

    3 plug wires

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