Lesco w/ KawFC420V 'dieseling'

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dearyeats, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. dearyeats

    dearyeats LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Okay, I am NOT a particularly mechanical guy, and don't know much about small engines. But I'm hoping someone can suggest how I might repair my mower without having to pay a professional. Money's tight all over. The engine almost always runs on after being turned off, especially after it's been running for a while. I've been pulling the plug wire as a shutoff manouever. I'm sure there is probably a simple remedy. Might it be something an amateur could handle? Thanks for any help.
  2. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    on a car if it "runs on" it is usually idleing too high.
  3. greaseyknight

    greaseyknight LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    If pulling the plug wire kills is that means that the ignition kill switch is not working or some of the wiring has become disconnected, I don't know any thing about kawasakis but you might want to pull the cover and snoop around and see if a kill wire is disconnected somewhere.
  4. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,365

    you may need to replace or clean the contacts on the key switch, my older 36 inch lesco did the same thing and i took a water hose and blasted the key switch contacts and seemed to fix my problem. if cleaning don't work, try a new key switch.

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