Discussion in ' Mechanic and Repair ' started by raenglehartOct 14, Log in or Sign up. Sign up now! Site Upgrade Planned for Next Week! The upgrade is planned for early next week, with additional features being rolled out in the weeks and months ahead. As always, we welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing your thoughts. Kohler SH won't run brand new engine, but been sitting for at least a couple years I'm guessing Discussion in ' Mechanic and Repair ' started by raenglehartOct 14, Messages: I hadn't thought about that, but certainly could do it.
I don't know why I didn't think of that considering I just fixed my pressure washer 2 months ago where the water pump was binding up causing the engine to shut down after about 10 minutes of use. Geez, sometimes I overlook the simplest of things.
Thanks for the suggestion.
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Messages: 13, Walker56Oct 16, BigFishsjessenBreezmeister and 1 other person like this. Forest meet Sometimes we overlook the simplest of things. Disco'd hydro pump, fired up first pull. Now, guess I need to look into the hydro pump side of things.
Thanks all for your inputs. I'm never afraid to ask for advice even though I sometimes thinking know everything Drill spun the hydro pump for a while and worked the splitter arm. Put it back together and everything is working like a champ!!
Forest meet Trees - somehow the "tree's" fell off my 13 reply above I was doing that from my phone though, so who knows. Glad you got everything sorted out. Happy log splitting. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Share This Page Tweet. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now.
Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?Not much will typically go wrong with a Kohler engine. However, not unlike all engines in this class, problems do occur. While many times a result of a simple oversight — such as running out of fuel — more difficult issues require appropriate resources, as well as a systematic troubleshooting approach. Knowing where to locate needed resources, and applying sound troubleshooting steps, will get the engine back on line.
Even the most experienced small engine technicians rely on engine specific documentation to adequately diagnose a Kohler engine problem. This engine manufacturer, unlike some of its competitors, produce service manuals specific to every engine they manufacture.
Acquiring one is as easy as a call to the manufacturer with the model and size of the engine. Not only does it provide comprehensive troubleshooting steps specific to the application and engine symptom, a brief read of the material results in a combustion engine fundamentals refresher. A list of common problems is provided both online, and via online manuals, with details of probable causes and solutions. Kohler engines can be somewhat different on the surface than their competitors.
But under the engine cover, they are fundamentally the same. There are four possible problems associated with smaller, lawn-mower sized, engines: Will not start, starts but runs rough, starts but then dies, runs good for a while but dies unexpectedly. All share many of the same causes. They include: air breather dirty; fuel filter stopped up; dirty fuel or water in the fuel; safety switch in the seat or parking brake not making proper contact; dirty battery terminals or low battery; engine oil too low or too high; and spark plug or plug cable faulty or loose.
If after checking the above the problem persists, then the list of probable causes become more specific to the symptom. In which case a thorough knowledge of the Kohler engine is needed, or the Kohler specific reference material available through the source mentioned earlier.
Mentally break the engine circuit down into sections and verify continuity and voltage through each section independently. Make it a point not to move on to the next section until verification is complete in the current part of the circuit.
An example is checking continuity from the battery to the ignition switch. Once confirmed, follow the circuit through the safety switches to the starter solenoid — reading for both voltage and continuity. Damon Hildebrand is a retired U. Navy veteran. He has more than 15 years within the oil and gas industry in both technical and managerial positions.
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Forgot Your Password? Forgot your Username? Haven't received registration validation E-mail? User Control Panel Log out. Forum Themes Elegant Mobile. View More. Mikel1 Carb is flooding since there is gas in oil. Need a rebuild kit. Take spark plug out and see if it will turn. Jacey Its turning now. Seems to be the decompression arm thing is not working. BUT there are only a couple hours on the engine Roy Take the plug out, it has probably hydraulic locked.
Gas won't compress. Make sure the switch is OFF when you pull the rope, a spark could ruin your whole afternoon. As Mike said it is flooding, the inlet needle is not sealing so you need to fix that. When you shut it off close the fuel valve under the tank.
Jacey Thank you. I have contacted Kohler and we will see what they will do since this particular engine has been a lemon across the board by what I read online. Roy At best you need to clean the carburetor and replace the needle, at worst a new carburetor. Kohler will likely tell you it is a fuel related issue and leave you to deal with it. This is a real problem with ethanol laced gas in an engine that sees infrequent use, a quality stabilizer added to the fuel helps prevent headaches.
Mikel1 Jacey Its turning now. Thanks Sorry for the delay, been under the weather. Roy has already touched on the hydrolock. The rebuild kit I referred to was for the carb. It doesn't take much to keep float valve from sealing to the seat. The carb is the problem. Jacey I am taking it in to the Kohler repair center.
We will see if Kohler will stand behind their product??? Thank you for your advise and education. The compression release will not work properly when the valves are out of adjustment, making the engine hard to crank! Make sure there is no load on the engine while you are pulling on it to get it started. Comments are closed. Latest Posts. Active Posts. All FAQs.
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Site Upgrade Planned for Next Week! The upgrade is planned for early next week, with additional features being rolled out in the weeks and months ahead. As always, we welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing your thoughts. Messages: 5. It runs for approx. You have to pour a bit of gas in the carb. The carb has been cleaned and it appears to be getting gas.
I assume the electrical is OK or it wouldn't run at all. Messages: 1, You say the carb has been cleaned please tell me exactly what you have done to this point or explain how you cleaned the carb. MowerMedic77Feb 22, Messages: 11, Another thing to check is the fuel cut-off solenoid holding the float bowl in place if equipped.
Make sure you have power battery voltage going into it and that it clicks when you turn the key to the run position.Deleting the solenoid on a Walbro carburetor
RestrorobFeb 22, Messages: 21, I would replace that inline fuel filter for the time being, knock out one possibility at a time, the air filter too. Don't forget to turn the gas back on after you replace the fuel filter, and make sure the tank has a good amount in it heheh.
You must log in or sign up to reply here. Share This Page Tweet. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?The hard-working SH Series engine is designed for quick, easy maintenance.
Heavy-duty features like cast-iron cylinder liners add long-life protection. Width is fuel tank to muffler. Height is from mounting surface to top of muffler. Actual engine power and torque are lower and affected by accessories air cleaner, exhaust, charging, cooling, fuel pump, etc.
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The carburetor was flooding out. I replaced the carburetor thinking this was the problem. I am still getting the flooding problem. When cranking, the motor runs for a few seconds blowing lots of smoke out the exhaust and you can see lots of gas in the breather opening. Any help will be appreciated.
Joined May 23, Threads 91 Messages 5, I use ethanol free gas. I did not replace either of those items. After replacing carb it started flooding immediately just like the previous carb was doing. OK further information The black hose coming from the OHV silver box located at rear of engine and leading into the breather assembly is flooding it out.
I disconnected the hose from the OHV box and cranked engine. Oil and gas came out of this opening while engine ran.
Smoke still pour from the muffler, but engine did not cut off as long as hose was disconnected. Sounds like rings Thanks, I will take it in for a service tech to look at it. Joined Nov 22, Threads 1 Messages 6. Joined Sep 19, Threads 17 Messages Discussion in ' Mechanic and Repair ' started by raenglehartOct 14, Log in or Sign up.
Sign up now! Site Upgrade Planned for Next Week! The upgrade is planned for early next week, with additional features being rolled out in the weeks and months ahead. As always, we welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing your thoughts. Kohler SH won't run brand new engine, but been sitting for at least a couple years I'm guessing Discussion in ' Mechanic and Repair ' started by raenglehartOct 14, Messages: Hey all. So, here's one that has me stumped.
I purchased a ton log splitter on clearance still bolted to a pallet, in the box, unassembled. It has a Kohler SH 6. So, I bought the unit and brought it home for a great price.
Never even had gas in the tank. I went ahead and pulled the carb, cleaned it thoroughly I've done hundreds of small engine carbs and have the proper cleaning tools.
All orifices allowed fluid and air thru just fine. Also cleaned the spark plug, checked for good spark. All was good. Did a leak down test and had a pretty good leak at the exhaust valve side. I pulled the head, had a little rust build up on the valve head and seat so this thing must have been sitting for quite some time in the Lowe's back storage area. Reassembled the head, adjusted valve lash, reinstalled onto the block, cylinder leakage test was solid, no leaks.
Alrighty, I tell myself Now, here we are. Got great compression, no leak during cylinder leak-down test, great spark, great fuel flow.
Turned the kill switch ON and pulled. Motor tried to start on the first pull, half ran for a couple seconds and shut off. Thought I had it licked at this point, but alas It seems the more I pull the pull cord, tighter the thing gets, almost like it's not letting the pressure release.
Meaning, it I pull say 5 times or more, it gets so tight, I can hardly pull the cord again. Keep in mind it did this in the beginning before I did any of the above when just trying to initially start it with a little start fluid while awaiting the replacement wheel and wheel bearing to finish assembly. If I let the engine sit a while 15 minutes or so I guessit seems to reset and will repeat exactly as above. Try to fire up first pull, the won't again, feeling like it's not releasing compression and thus shutting off.
I pulled the valve cover to watch the valves move and they are as they should while slowly pulling the cord.
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