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OrangeMetalGuy

Float sticking - Kohler 12hp

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OrangeMetalGuy
On my 712, the float sticks occasionally... only after bouncing across the lawn, it seems. Should I pull the bowl and clean up inside with carb cleaner? Or what's the best fix?

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MowerMechanic
If it sticks after bouncing around then u are sturring up sediment at the bottom of the bowl i would imagine. Also check the float pivot pin is not corroded.

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steve-wis
I would drop the bowl and check it all over. Sometimes the small wire retainer slides to one side or the other and might hang up-a common problem on Tecumseh engines. The fix was to put the retainer in from the other side, then no problems. I would agree you probably have some dirt floating around in there. Steve

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sammiefish
pulling the bowl is an easy deal... if it works, great... if not then next step... I run the seafoam in my "new" tractors to help figure out if they will clear themselves.... sometimes works, sometimes not...

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