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how to clean a carburetor from a kohler engine lawn tractor

Do i remove the carburetor completely or do i clean it while it is on the engine? How do i know if the needle is bad and where can i find a replacement if it need be?

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The complete carburetor assembly for your engine is 24-853-102-S. It comes ready to bolt on and go. All the gaskets will come with it. Take the old one off and hook the new one up. It's generally about a 15-20 minute job. Very simple, very easy.
by Manage My Life
September 7th, 2011
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you think you can get me the part number for the new carburetor please. Also do they come ready to install out of the box or do i need to to clean it first or soak it in gas or fill the bowl...
by Manage My Life
September 6th, 2011
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I think there is something going on with the carburetor on your tractor. Everything you're telling me leads back to the carburetor. If you've opened the carburetor up and cleaned it and the problem is still happening then it may just be that the carburetor is worn out and needs to be replaced. You may also consider having a service technician come take a look at it.
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September 6th, 2011
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I am lost i change the furl and the fuel filter... The tractor turns on with the choke engaged but only sputters while its on. if i even push the choke back in a little bit it turns off. Also when it is "on" i move the throttle lever up and it wont respond. I would put it on full throttle and it would just sputter at the same rate it wouldn't rev up until maybe two or three minutes later and only for a little bit then it would rev back down on its own.
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September 2nd, 2011
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If it smells like gas it very likely has gas in it. If there is any doubt at all, change the oil and oil filter. If there is fuel in the oil it will cause the oil to break down and not do what it should do.
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August 26th, 2011
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what if the oil smells a little like gas?
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August 26th, 2011
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If the tractor seems to run okay (even for a little while) with the choke engaged then we're still looking at a carburetor problem, unless the fuel is bad or the fuel filter is plugged up. If the inside of the carburetor was really dirty it may be that the carburetor is just too far gone and it will have to be replaced.
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August 26th, 2011
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OK... I cleaned it thoroughly and it was dirty... i got the tractor to turn on with the choke on.. i try to give it some gas and it sputters and if i disengage the choke it turns of... so i give it about half choke and 3/4 throttle and it sound good for a while then it start to sputter and an occasional backfire... also when it is on and i give it throttle it takes awhile to react and sputters and idles and revs randomly... please help i am starting to run out of ideas
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August 25th, 2011
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If the oil is clean, I don't think you'll need to worry about it. Since you just changed it, it should be fine (same with the filters). Get some carb/choke cleaner in a spray can from an auto parts store and go through the carburetor and clean everything. Any little holes you see should be sprayed out with the cleaner.
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August 25th, 2011
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no i did not spray any of the carburetor.... should i also change the oil again? can i use the same filter i bought a couple of weeks ago and installed or can i use the same on?
by Manage My Life
August 25th, 2011
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I would expect it to run bad when the choke is engaged and running. It sounds like there is still an issue with the carburetor. When you installed the kit, did you go through with carb/choke cleaner and spray out all the holes?
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August 25th, 2011
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I rebuild the carb to the best of my knowledge the only part i couldn't figure out where it went or what it replaced is a very pointy screw.... I got the tractor to turn on but it sputters with the choke engaged and if i disengage it turns off... so i removed the air cleaner and when i turned it on with the choke engaged i saw the choke shimming open and close like if it was loose so i held it shut and it ran good but and then it sputtered when i released. I was having this problem before i stored it i had to cut the grass with the choke engaged an it would sputter like crazy... what do you think it could be?
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August 23rd, 2011
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The mower deck on your tractor has 3 blades (part number 180054). If you can safely lift the front of the tractor up where you can get under it to remove the blades it makes is pretty easy. If you cannot lift the front of the tractor enough to work under it safely, then I recommend you remove the mower deck so you can get at the blades.
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August 19th, 2011
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/you have been great help i ordered the part and should receive soon. I do have another question, How many blades does my lawnmower tractor use (model# 917.276351)? What is the easiest way to swap them out?
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August 18th, 2011
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The carburetor overhaul kit for your engine is 24-757-18-S.
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August 9th, 2011
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i have tried ordering a carburetor rebuild kit but the one they try to sale me on the sears website comes with a new carb and gaskets for over 200 bucks... Can you help me get the part number so i can order the rebuild kit only my model tractor is 917.276351 thanks i realy appreciate all your help
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August 8th, 2011
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Generally it's better to remove the carburetor from the engine to give it a thorough cleaning. As far as the needle goes, if there is any doubt about it just replace it. If you're having to pull the carburetor to clean it, I recommend you get a carburetor rebuild kit and change out the needle and seat (in the kit) as well as the carb gaskets and such anyway.

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August 8th, 2011
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Managemylife.com is a great place to find the answers to just about anything, especially on appliances. I would suggest that you provide a little more information such as the make and the model # of your product so your expert will be able to provide you the best possible answer. Just click on reply below and the provide the required data.
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August 8th, 2011
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