Basic Troubleshooting: Manuals and Maintenance
Often best way to identify and correct the cause of engine trouble is to think like a mechanic and use a systematic approach to problem solving. We've listed some common problems and potential causes below. First, identify the problem you've encountered with your engine, then rule out each potential cause. Remember to follow all safety precautions before starting any work on your engine.
If troubles persist after checking the possible causes listed or you are unable to identify the problem, call KOHLER Engines Customer Service at 1-800-544-2444 or contact your local KOHLER dealer.
Charges and Gradually Discharges
Will Not Charge
Electric Clutch Will Not Engage
Engine Runs on When Switched Off
Smoke rises out of top of horizontal-shaft engine or flywheel screen on vertical-shaft engine.
Dual Control Cable Instructions
Single Control Cable Instructions
If troubles persist after checking all possible causes listed in the foregoing categories or you are unable to detect the cause, call the Kohler Co. (920-457-4441) and ask for Engine Customer Service.