I have a 3 year old Craftsman garden tractor which will not start. It has a
Kohler 23 HP V-twin engine. I replaced the starter and the solenoid
When I turn the ignition key, the starter spins but will not start the
engine. How can I prime the engine at the pulse fuel pump to start the
Would the fuel pump be bad at 3 years? Or should I test the ignition unit?
How can i test it?. Is it common for the ignition unit to fail on a garden
The battery, spark plugs, fuel and air filters are all new.
Would appreciate any suggestions!
Well if the starter, solenoid, battery,spark plugs, and fuel filter were
bad, why wouldn't the fuel pump be bad ?
Do we assume you are using this machine commercially ?
You said the starter spins but you didn't say if the starter is spinning the
motor. Is the bendix gear engaging ?
And if the motor is turning over then check for spark at the plugs. Easy
way is to remove one plug wire and put a screwdriver in it and hold on to
it. It won't kill you but you will "feel" the spark.
If no spark, check coil.
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