Was hoping for a little help. I am not mechanically sound, but I figured I would give this a try.
Been having a problem with my X320. My tractor ran out of gas last week. When I put fresh gas in, it wouldn't always start. Then when it would go, it seemed bogged down. When you engage the mower blades, it died. I can use the blades on low throttle. My neighbor had borrowed the mower the previous week and said he filled it up. I was thinking maybe his gas had water in it. I use Ethanol shield in my gas. His gas isn't treated.
So I am figuring it's the carb. Just to be sure I changed the fuel filter and fuel pump. Still the same thing.
I looked at a few You Tube videos and took off the air filter. Then the bolts to the carb. I believe I have the Kawasaki Engine FH661V because the bowl is attached with two screws on the bottom. I can't get to the screws, I don't have a small screwdriver necessary for that. Shot some gum out into the lines and the carb but still the same thing.
So I am guessing I need to take the bowl off and clean it. Here is the dilemma.
I can't slide the carb off because the choke and throttle linkage is attached and I can't figure out how to take them off. They seem fragile and I don't want to break it.
Can someone please explain how to take the linkage off, and any other advice they have. Reading other posts I think I was doing the things properly but please tell me if I am going wrong somewhere.