trying to start 25 hp kawi

nor'easter1

LawnSite Member
Location
n.connecticut
I am an idiot when it comes to engines. Trying to start my 25 hp kawi engine after long winter. Battery cranks over but seems no fuel is getting in engine. Put new fuel in, checked fuel filter it is basically dry even when I crank it over. Seems to me that it is not pumping fuel from tank to carb. What advise can any one give to me I think my brain is frozen. Thanks as always.
 

metro-hp_48

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
Fuel cut on? (j/k Im sure you checked that) I'm sure you drained the old fuel out before you stored it, so we don't have to worry about your primary & secondary jets. Electric fuel pump?
Sure it's not your case, but i had a mower, that if it ever ran out of fuel, I would have to pull the line from the carb, to ever get fuel flowing. Like it had a vent stopped up, and the pressure wouldn't let it "prime naturally".
 

grass_cuttin_fool

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Virginia
On some of the engines there is a magnetic switch that opens a fuel needle in the carb,There should be a wire that hooks to the bottom of the bowl on the carb, make sure it is hooked up When you turn the key on you should hear a click which is the solenoid opening the needle.If you dont here a click when turning the key on remove the wire and see if it has current on it with a test light when the switch is on. If you have current there i would next remove the bowl on the carb and see if the float is stuck or frooze in the closed position . sometimes after sitting all winter the float in mine will stick closed. hope this helps some
 

tiedeman

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
earth
I was thinking fuel pump.

Where have you kept in storage at over the winter? Did it run good before storage?
 

grass_cuttin_fool

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Virginia
!st time mine done that i thought fuel pump also, but if it is stuck it doesnt allow any fuel in the carb, could be the fuel pump though, how old is the mower??
 
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nor'easter1

LawnSite Member
Location
n.connecticut
What is the easiest way to access this bowl. It might be that. The machine is a dane chariot with only 6 hours on it I picked up at the end of the fall. I have kept it under tarp all winter and all connections seem to be good. I will check for that clicking noise when I turn the key over. Thanks
 

grass_cuttin_fool

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Virginia
its the fuel bowl on the bottom of the carb. Im not familar with that mower so i dont know where to tell you where to locate it, should be just 1 bolt that holds it on
 

Albemarle Lawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
VIRGINIA
Then put your mouth on gas tank opening and blow. It should push fuel into the float bowl.

Close off bowl and crank. Off you go.
 

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