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2000 25hp Kohler V-Twin will not start when key is turned to run position. Currently using a push button switch to start engine. Replaced: ing.switch,ammeter,starter with new sol.,all safety switches.

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  • jbmike7 Jul 14, 2009

    Problem is not running, it starts and runs fine. Just not with the key turned to the run position. I have to use a push button switch with the key on the start position to get it to start up.

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It sounds like a wiring issue when you read the problem. I would assume that when all of the electrical components you mentioned were replaced the terminals and connector should be all oK. Each position in the key except for off should have a contact. I suspect the wiring on the run may be the culprit. Since the key was replaced, I supposed that the contacts are no longer an issue. Check for the ground connector and exposed wires.

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Hi there,
It looks like that engine should have a fuel shut off soleniod if it does it would be what holds the carb bowl on and have one wire coming out of it. If it has that check the wire it should have 12 volts when the key is turned on. And you should be able to hear or feel it click or snap when you turn key on and off. If that looks good or does not have it check bowl for gas and let me know what you find.

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