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Craftsman LT2000 Kohler 17hp blows oil out of exhaust - no run.

Will not run. blows oil out of exhaust. Major engine failure on 2003 model. Is it recalled or still in warranty or do I have a SEARS POS on my hands?

What motors will fit if I swap out the engine?

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Take spark plug out ,put sparkplug wire on plug and let it lay against block. Watch to see if plug fires. If not change coil. Hope this helps.

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I dont see any Diaphram listed. I would go to your local Yard equipment Dealer that handles Kohler. but my reference books show no diaphram or even a model ca
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SOURCE: Oil leak on riding Craftsman LT2000 (Kohler)

Fortunately, the engine oil doesn't go through any rubber hoses, so they are mouse-proof. The oil probably leaked out through an engine seal. Oil on the engine surfaces would smoke when it gets hot. Check your oil level and top it up if necessary, before you run the engine again. The engine can run fine even with a slow oil leak; you just have to watch the oil level from time to time. The leak could be easy to fix - by tightening up a few bolts -- or expensive.
The gas runs through rubber hoses, though. If mice ate through that, I think you would have smelled the gasoline, and the engine wouldn't run for more than a few seconds. But if you see a severed hose, you should replace it. Take it off and bring it to a mower shop or auto supply shop, and buy something the same diameter. Inexpensive.
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Craftsman tractor lt2000 with 17hp Kohler won't start. Ran fine last week. Rebuilt carb, changed oil, and new plug & fuel filter month ago. Has spark and fuel. Cranks but won't fire.


Hi Mike:
It's trying to make you crazy.
I have a model YT4000 and it is a PITA to start when cold.
I pull the air filter, toss in a bit of gas to prime it, and it starts instantly.

I'd suggest that you give yours another try. 3 or 4 times of a couple of seconds each. If it doesn't go, pull a spark plug and see if it is wet or dry. Wet indicates getting gas but no spark. Dry indicates not getting gas.
While you have the plug out, check the spark... Hot & blue.
Hope this gives you some more to work with.

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Craftsman lt2000 17hp kohler Has12volts to solenoid and only clicks and doesnt crank. Jumped to starter red cable and starts.


The battery is weak or needs a charge. Have it load tested at a parts store. It needs about 14 volts to start.

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I have a craftsman 17hp. Same problem, new solenoid. No diffrent. I installed a fuel shutoff, no more problem.

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Sounds like its not getting enough fuel. clean the fuel system and the carby. The valve clearances also need to be checked.

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Oil leak on riding Craftsman LT2000 (Kohler)


Fortunately, the engine oil doesn't go through any rubber hoses, so they are mouse-proof. The oil probably leaked out through an engine seal. Oil on the engine surfaces would smoke when it gets hot. Check your oil level and top it up if necessary, before you run the engine again. The engine can run fine even with a slow oil leak; you just have to watch the oil level from time to time. The leak could be easy to fix - by tightening up a few bolts -- or expensive.
The gas runs through rubber hoses, though. If mice ate through that, I think you would have smelled the gasoline, and the engine wouldn't run for more than a few seconds. But if you see a severed hose, you should replace it. Take it off and bring it to a mower shop or auto supply shop, and buy something the same diameter. Inexpensive.
Hope this helped! If so, please rate my answer, thanks!

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My craftsman 15.5HP kohler riding mower turns over


Try cleaning or better yet, replacing the spark plug. Depending on age and how your tractor was maintained, there are other possible causes.
  • Gummed up fuel system
  • dirty fuel filter
  • defective or misaligned armature/magneto (part that causes your plug to spark, igniting the air/fuel mixture, thus starting the engine)
  • throttle linkage/cable problems
  • low oil level. Some Kohler engines use a low oil shut down sensor which won't allow the engine to run or start to avoid internal damage.
  • Mechanical engine problems
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I need a diagram for a Kohler carburetor on my Craftsman riding mower, 17HP. WHere can I get one?


I dont see any Diaphram listed. I would go to your local Yard equipment Dealer that handles Kohler. but my reference books show no diaphram or even a model ca
Sorry

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Craftsman mower with 26hp kohler smokes when i cut on hill, why?


what happens is the oil gets into the valves which will come out the exhaust when on level ground after a side to side or going straight down because the valve's are in the front of engine which is pointing to the front of mower you wont hurt the engine if it does that i would just check the oil often to make sure it doesn't run out

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I had the same problem! I found that the needle valve in the carb was not shutting off the fuel flow when not running. Either replace needle valve or put a shut off valve in the fule line. Should take care of the problem

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