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Kawasaki engine not running properly

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ccli, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. ccli

    ccli LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I have a 52 inch stander and can not get it to run at full throttle. Any ideas?
  2. CCCMech

    CCCMech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    F.I. or Carb. ?
  3. ccli

    ccli LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

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  4. CCCMech

    CCCMech LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Have you cleaned the jets yet ?
  5. seabee24

    seabee24 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    is the governor asking for more fuel or is the governor limiting the amount of fuel?

    explination: your thottel cable is attached to the governor spring... which in turn is attached to the carb, when you move the throttel up, and the motor is not putting out the correct rpm, is the butterfly on the carb fully open? - if so then your linkages are correct and you need to work with the carb,

    IF it is not fully or almost fully open, then try to move the butterfly by hand,...if the motor responds and goes up in power, then you have a govenor problem, or a linkage problem, in this case the governor is not telling the carb the correct amount of power you are asking for. bad spring, bad linkage, adjustment, governor problem
  6. ccli

    ccli LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks I will check it out tomorrow.
  7. RickyDL77

    RickyDL77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    might also want to check the Plate under the carb where the throttle and choke cables attach. the plate itself is adjustable.
    and some models have a idle adjustment screw along with another screw that can stop the travel of the throttle cable. after a few years the springs on the screws wear down and they can self thread themselves further in or out by the vibration of the engine.. have had alot of these probelms on our Standers..

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