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Original post by: L Pfaff ,

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@slyford , when you pour gas in carb. it starts, there could be a few different things causing your no start condition. Make sure fuel is good/fresh and fuel lines are not pinched or plugged. Loosen fuel cap  and try to start, if it starts and runs the fuel cap vent is plugged. Faulty fuel pump, check this by removing plug wires(to prevent accidental start), then remove fuel line on carburetor and direct into clean container, turn over engine and see if fuel flows from line, if fuel flows fuel pump OK. Next check the shut off solenoid/anti-backfire solenoid, pinch fuel line off to prevent gas flow, remove the solenoid from bottom of the carburetor, clean it, make sure the plunger is functioning properly. Should be able to push on the plunger and it should move up and down freely, if not use some carburetor cleaner to clean the plunger until it moves freely. Re install solenoid, when you turn the key on solenoid should click and allow fuel into carb. and start. If still no start you will have to remove carb. disassemble and clean/rebuild as it must have dirt in the ports or jets not allowing fuel to engine. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck.

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http://www.kohlerengines.com/maintenance/basicTroubleshooting.htm

http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/kohler_command_v-twin_nikki_carb.asp

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