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After mower sets for a few days I have to run the starter for a long time to get it started, even with choke on. After it starts once then it starts right off. It acts like all the gas has drained from fuel line and I have to turn the motor over till the line fills up. Is there a solution to this I can repair myself. Thanks
What Roland said. Pull the dipstick for the oil and smell it. Does it smell like gas? Is it very overfilled? Does the oil coat the stick, or does it wash off like you just dipped it in water? The carb float may be stick open letting fuel just run right through the carburetor and into the cylinder where it makes it past the rings and into the crankcase. This is VERY bad and needs to be changed atleast twice before running the engine or the fuel will dilute the oil, cause it not to lubricate, and seize your main bearings causing catastrophic heat failure on the lower end of the connecting rod, very likely smashing the rod through the side of the engine or at the very least shattering the connecting rod and causing a doable but very pricy engine rebuild.
Posted on Mar 02, 2015
Check all conections of the gas line be sure clamps are in place and are tight
Posted on Oct 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A very common problem with the GX series with Kawasaki engines. The carburetor 'inlet needle' sticks open and fills the crankcase with fuel. When checking the oil, it can be difficult to see the gasoline and the level appears to be OK. Remove the dipstick and smell the oil, you may detect a gasoline smell. Also, drain the oil, and you may find much more fluid than you expect.
The solution on newer mowers was to install an 'in-line' shut-off valve to keep the fuel from syphoning into the carburetor. The inlet needle and seat in the carburetor is NOT replaceable, so a new carburetor is the ultimate solution, but VERY expensive. Installing and using an in-line shut-off valve is more affordable.
Also, this situation is common when machine is transported on a trailer, as the bouncing causes the needle/seat to leak. When transporting, always turn off the fuel supply to the carburetor.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
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The ignition switch module is likely to be the problem,they seem to quit for no good reason.The safety relays and fuses are built into the board that comes with the switch and will most likely fix your problem.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
Loosen fuel cap 1 turn to see if it will stay running.Theres a tank breather hole/vent in the cap and when it becomes plugged no air can get into fuel tank when fuel is used,can also be a plugged fuel filter.
Posted on May 05, 2010
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