Kohler 12.5 Hard Start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by trent515, May 12, 2006.

  1. trent515

    trent515 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Hey guys...
    I have a Gravely Pro 150 36" WB with a CV11 12.5 HP Kohler OHV recoil start. I bought the mower at the start of this season, and everything works great, EXCEPT it is progressively harder to start. The carburetor was rebuilt before I got it. Wondering if it is a fuel filter (though it doesn't run bad at all once started), carburetor or choke adjustment, or fuel cap??? (leaks some gas). I won't be home this evening but will post model numbers ASAP.
    Thanks a million
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I would start with checking the choke butterfly in the carb. and make sure it's closing completely when the cable is moved to the choke position.

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