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Kohler Small engine won’t start

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Common solutions for: Kohler Small engine won’t start
Solution 1:
Spark Plug
Inspect the spark plug for signs of wear or damage. If the porcelain insulator is cracked, an electrode is burned away or damaged, or there is heavy carbon buildup at the electrode, replace the spark...
Required Part
Small Engine Spark Plug
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Solution 2:
Carburetor
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the engine for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate,...
Required Part
Small Engine Carburetor
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Solution 3:
Ignition Coil
The ignition coil sends voltage to the spark plug while the engine is running. If the ignition coil is defective, the engine may not start. Before replacing the ignition coil, ensure that the spark...
Required Part
Small Engine Ignition Coil
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Solution 4:
Flywheel Key
The flywheel key might have sheared in half. The flywheel key is a small metal piece which fits into the crankshaft and engages with the flywheel. If the engine stops suddenly, the flywheel key...
Required Part
Small Engine Flywheel Key
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Solution 5:
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter assembly engages the crankshaft to turn over the engine. If the recoil starter assembly is defective, the engine won't start. Remove the starter assembly and inspect it to...
Required Part
Small Engine Recoil Starter
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Solution 6:
Start Switch
If the start switch is difficult to turn or works intermittently, replace it. To determine if the start switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. The switch should have an open...
Required Part
Small Engine Start Switch
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Solution 7:
Safety Switch
The safety switch can be tested with a multimeter to determine if it is defective.
Required Part
Small Engine Safety Switch
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Solution 8:
On - Off Switch
The on-off switch can be tested with a multimeter to determine if it is defective.
Required Part
Small Engine On - Off Switch
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