Hi. The other day, my 425 AWS was running low on fuel, and apparently ran out. It surged a few times, then quit. I added a little fuel to the tank, but it would not fire. It actually sounds different now, turning over, than it did before. Feels too easy.
Anyway, I changed the fuel filter and verified good flow from the pump. The fuel looks OK, and plenty of flow. The spark plugs are too old and needing a change, but they were dry, so not flooded. I've tried pouring a small amount of fuel in the carb, but no popping.
I have not yet verified that there is spark, but will do that this weekend. I don't hear the fuel solenoid snapping in with the ignition key, and wonder if there is a way to bypass it to see if that is the problem. Does air need to be bled between the fuel filter and the carb? If so, how does one do that?
How do I know if the Kawasaki has a plastic cam shaft, and if it is still good?
Any other thoughts? I really want to get this thing going before the snow flies, as it is what is needed to clear the driveway. The local dealership can't even look at it for three weeks.
Thanks in advance. It is my first post on the forum, so I hope my questions weren't too dumb.
Bill in MN