Mower won't start
I have a Scotts mower with a 16hp Kohler engine. It sat for a year when the starter gear broke. I have replaced the starter, as well as the spark plug, fuel lines and fuel filter. Removed and cleaned gas tank, and have fresh gas. Oil is clean an uncorrupted. It turns over but will not fire, not so much as a cough or a sputter. I have verified spark, and compression seems to be fine. I have pored gas down the carb but no change, have sprayed starter fluid(either) in the carb, no change. If I remove plug and turn over, I do not get any gas thrown out the spark plug hole. It seems the gas is not getting from the carb to the cylinder, and infact I just removed the intake manifold and gas pored out. Am I right that something is preventing fuel from entering the cylinder? And what might the cause be?