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New Carburetor for a Kohler 12.5

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Ronlawn, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Ronlawn

    Ronlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    My Dad’s John Deere STX 38 (Model MOOSTXD214120) with a Kohler 12.5 (CV12.58) needs a new carburetor. The needle seat can’t be replaced on the Walbro carb that’s on it, and the dealer wants $125 for a new one. I thought I’d be able to find one on the web but am not having any success. The numbers on the carb are Walbro 1205327 LMK 230065. Anybody know where I might find one cheaper?
  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    Get the spec number off your engine.

    Go to www.kohlerplus.com and click enter as guest.

    Find your model/spec and get the carb part number. That will be the Kohler number for the carb. May have better luck searcing with that.

    I have just replaced a few carbs on 15HP kohlers recently...I wanna say they were in the $90-100 list range. It should be cheaper from a Kohler dealer than going to JD for it but it isnt going to be a whole bunch cheaper or anything.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Have you tried Ebay ?
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Just replaced the carb on a 15hp command. I beleive the retail price was $86 or so.
  5. thecrankshaft

    thecrankshaft LawnSite Member
    Messages: 172

    Have you tried cleaning the seat?

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