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    Gertie34 Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 20, 2008, 03:49 PM
    Scag mower won't start again
    I have a Scag mower with a Kohler 22 hp engine. It wouldn't start so I cleaned and rebuilt the carb. It started and ran fine for one week. Now if won't start, again. Did I not clean the carb well enough? The gas is fresh and the fuel filter is new. It is getting spark and gas.
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    donf Posts: 5,678, Reputation: 582
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    Jan 20, 2008, 04:39 PM
    Well, lets see, you need fuel, air and spark to get ignition. I'd be suspect of a float jam.

    When you are trying to start the mower, do you see fuel or smell fuel leaking from the air cleaner.

    You could be flooding the carb.
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    ballengerb1 Posts: 27,379, Reputation: 2280
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    Jan 20, 2008, 05:49 PM
    Don's taking you down the right road. Your rebuilding may be a bit off. Just take your bowl off and check that float and needle valve operation. Sometimes just checking a bowl will clear it of debris.
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    MOWERMAN2468 Posts: 3,214, Reputation: 243
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    Jan 21, 2008, 06:20 AM
    Don and ball are right on track here I think. One thing I do when I do a carb is clean the tank, and fuel lines, along with changing the filter. Just a microscopic particle can cause chaos for a small engine. And just because you have spark, fuel, air and compression doesn't mean that your engine will start. Sometimes the flywheel key can be sheared and you will have all the indications that it should start but the spark is not at the precise moment because of the key being sheared. Try the carb again, then check the flywheel's key.
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    Gertie34 Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 25, 2008, 07:56 AM
    Thanks, guys! I really appreciate your help. I will clean the carburetor again and flush the fuel tank and fuel lines. I think this will take care of the problem. If it doesn't, I will check the timing.

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