Craftsman/Kohler DYT won't start
My trusty Courage 20hp sputtered very gradually to a stop yesterday, like it wasn't getting enough fuel. There was very little gas showing in the fuel filter, but since it was almost dark I just pushed it back the shop and left it for the night.
This morning I disconnnected the fuel filter and looked for obvious crud, (it looked OK, if that means anything) and blew some air back to the gas tank in case there was an obstruction between there and the filter.
When I turned the key to crank it over, it was as if the battery was barely alive, even though the battery is only a few months old. It would not crank enough to try to start.
Looking further, I found the starter was very warm - actually hot - to the touch, and I think I may have left the key in the "on" position overnight.
Could the starter being hot account for it not wanting to crank over? And of course by not cranking, I can't tell if my fuel problem is still there.
This is like have two problems at once.
Thanks for any input.