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08-11-02, 03:19 AM   #1  
John Deere 112 won't start

I was cutting my lawn and my John Deere engine died just like it may of ran out of gas, which I found out later after filling it up that it wasn't that. It cranks over but there is no "pop" from the engine. It doesn't want to fire up at all. I was thinking about the coil maybe went bad. Anyone have some suggestions? BTW, I'm running a John Deere 112 with a kohler engine.

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08-11-02, 07:18 AM   #2  
Ignition Spark Problem

Hello wallyk

If there is fuel getting into and out of the carb, the air vent hole in the gas tanks cap is unrestricted, the spark plug replaced with a new plug, it's always possible there is an igniton failure.

Such failures can be caused by several factors. A loose electrical connection at any wire terminal, open connection or defective safety device and or key switch failure etc.

Providing the cuting blade did not strike any immoveable, soild and stationary object. In this case, the fly wheel may have revolved on the engines shaft and sheared or bent the flywheel key.

Most likely I have not covered all of the potential possibilities. The other resident small engine service and repair professionals may offer additional suggestions, advice & help.

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