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Kohler 14 hp no compression

I was mowing with my older Ford garden tractor, which has a Kohler 14 hp engine. It made a clunk and now has no compression. I pulled the spark plug and the piston goes up and down, which I believe eliminates a broken rod. Anyone have any ideas of what is wrong and how big a job this is? I don't want to buy a new one right now if I can help it, but can't see investing $500 in a repair. Hoping it is an easy fix.

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Check the compression. it may just be a blown head gasket or a push rod may have broke or bent. possible a stuck valve or valve seat. if the engine still spins over by hand it should be a easy fix. and a cheap fix also if you do it yourself. it will require a few special tools and valve grinding compound but there are videos on you tube that show how to do this.

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I had the same problem so I looked under the mower and the belt that goes from the engine to the back of the mower was off so I pushed the clutch as far forward as I could and the belt went on it and it worked

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it could just stuck, loosen see if moves reset points.

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Have you checked for a good spark from plug, if in doubt replace spark plug.

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