Simplicity Riding Mower won't start

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Old 07-14-12, 03:44 PM
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Simplicity Riding Mower won't start

We have a 1986 Simplicity KT175S mower that won't start. We have cleaned the carburetor, replaced the fuel pump and plugs. It does turn over and will fire if we put some gas in the carburetor but won't stay running. Any idea what we should try next?


 
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Old 07-14-12, 10:03 PM
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What engine is on it?
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Old 07-15-12, 06:37 AM
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The engine is a 17 hp Kohler series 2. Thanks!
 
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Old 07-15-12, 10:40 AM
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Is the fuel pump pumping gas to the carb?
 
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Old 07-16-12, 12:34 PM
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Gas is getting TO the carb but not INTO the carb. Could it be some sort of vacuum leak?
 
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Old 07-16-12, 07:15 PM
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So the bowl is not filling? If so, the inlet needle may be stuck closed.
 
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