I have a Scotts riding lawn tractor, model S1642, with a Kohler 16 HP engine. A year ago while mowing (engine hot), every time I went up even a very slight incline(not any hills), the engine would sputter and die as if starved for gas(unless I got the tractor headed down hill). I went to a John Deere dealer parts desk and was told that the small solenoid on the bottom of the float bowl needed to be replaced. I bought a new one for 75 bucks, replaced it, and am again having the same problem. I would appreciate any help in solving the engine problem. Thanks...Zeibart
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Re: Fuel starvation problem on Kohler 16 HP engine.
This solenoid is for the fule level in the carb if its not working right it starves the engine of gas (petrol) so you will need to change it to get the motor running right,,,you could try cleaning the solenoid in switch cleaner first,,take it out and soke it in a tin of switch cleaner it may get it going again but dont hold your breath that this will work
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Cub Cadet has five models in their new Series 1000 lawn tractors, all
powered by Kohler engines. Cub Cadet models -- as several other lawn
equipment brands -- are manufactured by MTD Products.
Cadet LT 1045 has a 20-hp Kohler single-cylinder engine, with an
aluminum block and cast-iron sleeve for longer life. It has a
full-pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter for easier
maintenance. This engine is not as powerful or as long lasting as the
Kohler V-Twin OHV, which is available in other models in the line, but
the LT 1045's engine is still solid enough to provide years of mowing.
The hydrostatic (automatic) transmission is a good match with the
engine and provides sufficient grip to cut grass on moderate inclines.
Power is transferred from the engine to the transmission by a heavy-duty
Kevlar belt rather than a more expensive shaft drive. A Kevlar belt
also drives the three cutting blades.
The mowing deck cuts a
swath of grass 46 inches wide at one pass, and is removable for service
and cleaning. Four anti-scalping wheels help keep the deck from scalping
grass on uneven ground. The cutting height is manually adjusted from
1-1/2 to 4 inches. The turning radius is 18 inches, which standard for
lawn tractors. This model is intended for use on 1- to 2-acre lawns
without many turns or small obstacles.
no model # on my DLT3000. Replaced rear fender a few years ago where the model # used to be. I can't get the right parts w/o model #. It was by my dad sometime between '04 and '07. It's red w/42" cut, 20hp koler pro motor.
Sounds like fuel starvation, clean the fuel filter and lines, make sure there's no muck in the fuel tank. It's also possible the choke is sticking, although the exhaust would smoke and smell of petrol (gasoline).
I had this happen to my tractor several years ago. Turned out since the fuel is gravity feed, the fuel would syphon into the engine after a time. I took a zip strap and looped it around the fuel line loosely and attached it to higher part of the cowling, to put a slight HILL if you will in the line to break up the syphon effect. Worked great no further problems with that. Mine is a 1996 craftsman lawn tractor 42' deck 15.5 HP briggs. Been a work horse for years, but as of a week ago "issues" with tranaxle.
hope this works for you.
* If your yard is up to an acre in size, the ideal cutting width is 30-42" (76-106cm). To avoid being underpowered, or putting too much strain on the engine, make sure your mower or tractor offers a minimum 14 horsepower. Riding mowers are the most commonly purchased for lawns this size.
* For a yard that is between one and three acres, you’ll reduce your mowing time with a cutting width of 42-46" (106-116cm) and a strong engine up to 16 HP. Typically people purchase lawn tractors for yards of this size.
* If you’re mowing more than three acres, you’ll need to look at the garden tractors, with cutting widths up to 54" (137cm) and at least an 18 HP engine, preferably bigger.