Kohler Lawn Mower Stalls? Small Engine Carburetor 14 853 49-S

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the carburetor on a Kohler small engine. The most common reasons for replacing the carburetor are when the small engine won’t start, stops after a few seconds, runs poorly, or leaks gas.

All of the information for this carburetor replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Kohler

Tools needed: ratchet and socket, pliers, small screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, locking pliers, multi screwdriver

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you replace the carburetor first make sure the engine has cooled then remove the wire and boot from the spark plug to prevent the engine from accidentally starting.
2
We recommend performing this procedure with little or no fuel in the tank.
3
Now rotate the knob to release the air filter cover and remove the filter.
4
Remove the breather hose from the air filter housing.
5
Remove the nuts and bolt securing the housing.
6
Slide the housing off of the mounting bolts and set it aside.
7
Remove the gasket.
8
Use locking pliers to crimp the fuel line.
9
Release the clamp to remove the fuel line from the carburetor.
10
Be prepared for some fuel to spill.
11
Rotate the throttle arm and remove the throttle linkage and spring.
12
Next, remove the screws to release the auto-choke bracket.
13
Detach the auto-choke linkage.
14
Now release the clamp to disconnect the vacuum tube from the carburetor.
15
Remove the screws securing the vacuum assembly and disconnect the linkage.
16
You can now slide the old carburetor off of the mounting bolts and remove the gasket.
17
You’re now ready to install the new carburetor.
18
Slide the new gasket onto the mounting bolts then slide the new carburetor into position.
19
Replace the vacuum assembly by first inserting the linkage into the choke lever.
20
Then replace the screws to secure the assembly.
21
Attach the vacuum tube to the new carburetor and secure it with the clamp.
22
Reinstall the auto-choke linkage.
23
Replace the screws to secure the auto-choke bracket.
24
Attach the throttle linkage and spring to the throttle lever.
25
Slide the new gasket onto the mounting bolts.
26
Attach the fuel line to the carburetor and secure it with the clamp.
27
Remove the locking pliers.
28
Insert the bolt into the air filter housing, slide on the spacer and reposition the housing.
29
Thread and tighten the bolt and replace the nuts to secure.
30
Attach the breather tube to the housing.
31
Reposition the air filter in the cover.
32
Insert the cover tabs into the slots in the housing then close the cover and rotate the knob to secure.
33
Reattach the wire and boot to the spark plug.
34
Fill the tank with fuel and confirm that the engine runs properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the carburetor on a Kohler small engine. The most common reasons for replacing the carburetor are when the small engine won’t start, stops after a few seconds, runs poorly, or leaks gas.

All of the information for this carburetor replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Kohler

Tools needed: ratchet and socket, pliers, small screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, locking pliers, multi screwdriver
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you replace the carburetor first make sure the engine has cooled then remove the wire and boot from the spark plug to prevent the engine from accidentally starting.
2
We recommend performing this procedure with little or no fuel in the tank.
3
Now rotate the knob to release the air filter cover and remove the filter.
4
Remove the breather hose from the air filter housing.
5
Remove the nuts and bolt securing the housing.
6
Slide the housing off of the mounting bolts and set it aside.
7
Remove the gasket.
8
Use locking pliers to crimp the fuel line.
9
Release the clamp to remove the fuel line from the carburetor.
10
Be prepared for some fuel to spill.
11
Rotate the throttle arm and remove the throttle linkage and spring.
12
Next, remove the screws to release the auto-choke bracket.
13
Detach the auto-choke linkage.
14
Now release the clamp to disconnect the vacuum tube from the carburetor.
15
Remove the screws securing the vacuum assembly and disconnect the linkage.
16
You can now slide the old carburetor off of the mounting bolts and remove the gasket.
17
You’re now ready to install the new carburetor.
18
Slide the new gasket onto the mounting bolts then slide the new carburetor into position.
19
Replace the vacuum assembly by first inserting the linkage into the choke lever.
20
Then replace the screws to secure the assembly.
21
Attach the vacuum tube to the new carburetor and secure it with the clamp.
22
Reinstall the auto-choke linkage.
23
Replace the screws to secure the auto-choke bracket.
24
Attach the throttle linkage and spring to the throttle lever.
25
Slide the new gasket onto the mounting bolts.
26
Attach the fuel line to the carburetor and secure it with the clamp.
27
Remove the locking pliers.
28
Insert the bolt into the air filter housing, slide on the spacer and reposition the housing.
29
Thread and tighten the bolt and replace the nuts to secure.
30
Attach the breather tube to the housing.
31
Reposition the air filter in the cover.
32
Insert the cover tabs into the slots in the housing then close the cover and rotate the knob to secure.
33
Reattach the wire and boot to the spark plug.
34
Fill the tank with fuel and confirm that the engine runs properly.

Applicable Product Model

Parts Needed
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank
$29.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank
$46.58
Total$0.00

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