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toro z master-kawasaki 17hp problems

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Butler Landscaping, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Butler Landscaping

    Butler Landscaping LawnSite Member
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    i got a toro z master 44" with a 17 hp kawasaki...the engine only has about 200 hours on it but the mower sat for a long time before i bought it. it only runs on 1/2 choke and bogs down and dies when i take the choke off. i have already taken the carb off and completely cleaned it. what else could be the problem? compression is fine also
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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  3. MJ1

    MJ1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I had the same problem with my 15 Kawi. I replaced the fuel pump and it fixed the problem. The pump came in a plastic Honda bag....the dealer said it was the same....but half the money. $17 instead of $40. If it sat for awhile it could of gummed up. Best of luck.

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