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Craftsman 20 HP Intek will not start. Engine turns over but will not start. I installed a new sprak plug and new gas line filter. After it sets for a while it will fire once or twice and then nothing. I checked the spark ignition and it is working fine. It seems to be a carb or fuel problem.

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  • petie44 May 13, 2009

    Hello

    I have a Kohler 19 HP L2000 that is 3 years old. I put in a New spark plug today and had to recharge the battery. Ran fine last week, but will not start this week. Turns over, but will not start.

    Any ideas?


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That throttle cable issue sounds like it may be the culprit. the cable housing (the outer casing for the wire throttle cable) may not be anchored correctly. Which may be allowing you to move the throttle without any change at the butterfly control on the carb. make sure the cable housing is anchored at both ends.. by the throttle control and at the carb area.. That may be your problem... hope it is that simple...
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ran into this problem twice this season, about drove me crazy - finally traced the problem to the anti-backfire solenoid [the little cylinder at the bottom of the carburetor that holds the float bowl on] - after running fine for 20 minutes or so [it varied], the coil would release the plunger and shut off the gas flow. as soon as you turned off the key and turned it back on, it would start back up - replace the solenoid and problem vanished

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Take a paperclip and clean out the small hole on your gas cap. And yes I am being serious.

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If it starts cold and runs for 10 min then it sounds like the fuel cap is not venting properly, try runnin engine with fuel cap loose and see if it dies. 9 times out of 10 the fuel cap is the culprit. Let me know

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