murray elecric start push mower.

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Old 04-23-05, 08:24 AM
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murray elecric start push mower.

I was given a Murray Millineum 2000 electric start push mower..It will spin over when a battery is connected to the power cables. I removed the plug and checked it for spark by holding it against the metal body of the mower while cranking it,but it has no spark.Which way do I need to go from here?
 
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Old 04-23-05, 01:45 PM
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Hold Plug AGAINST The Head And Try It That Way... May Have Bad Ground .. By Removing The Ground Wire To The Coil And It Starts You CAn Eliminate The Coil... You Have A Model Number For The Motor..??
 
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Old 04-23-05, 02:35 PM
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motor is 4 hp bs.
 
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Old 04-23-05, 10:11 PM
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Is the ignition turned on? Handlebar safety bar held down?
 
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Old 04-24-05, 02:35 AM
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ignition is jumpered at the plug that would go to the key switch.When safety bar is held down the engine spins, but that is all. the fuel is getting to the engine, I removed the spark plug and it was wet with gas.cleaned plug and reinstalled,still nothing
 
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Old 04-24-05, 05:12 PM
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Disconnect the kill wire from the coil and check for spark. If it sparks, then you have problems in the mower wiring or switches. If still no spark, then either a bad plug or bad coil.
 
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Old 04-24-05, 11:18 PM
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Have you yet tried a new and known good spark plug?
 
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Old 04-25-05, 02:32 PM
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OK-here's the update-tied saftey handle down,pulled recoil starter while holding spark plug lead in other hand--absolutely NOTHING. .Guess the coil is bad.
 
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Old 04-25-05, 08:58 PM
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Not necessarily. As mentioned earlier, you have to disconnect the coil wire from the coil, THEN check for spark before you can determine whether or not the coil needs replacing. Right now, all you have determined is that there is no spark.
 
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Old 04-25-05, 11:35 PM
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Although it doesn't sound as if the coil was tampered with, while you're there, check to be sure the coil airgap is correct, (.010").
 
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Old 04-26-05, 10:42 AM
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How do I remove the coil wire from the coil?I don't have a lot of experience (or patience) with lawn mower engines.This mower has more wires on it than I have ever seen on something like this.
 
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Old 04-26-05, 10:58 AM
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Once you get at the armature (coil) there is a single small-gauge wire going to it. This simply pulls off straight...it is a spade terminal. And don't forget to check the air gap between the coil and the magnets...010".
 
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Old 04-26-05, 02:30 PM
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Does this mean I must pull the flywheel(rotor)?This mower has a plastic cowl that covers almost all of the engine top.Fuel tank is built in to it.Starting to want to be rid of it.
 
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Old 04-26-05, 08:25 PM
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No, all you have to do is pul the plastic cover and metal shroud off the mower. just a few screws and bolts. 8 or 9 if I recall.
 
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Old 04-27-05, 11:28 AM
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I'll look Tuesday of next week.Won't have time before then.I'll be back.
 
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Old 05-03-05, 01:25 PM
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decided to get rid of it.don't have the patience to work on things like this.
Thanks to all that replied.
 
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Old 05-04-05, 12:35 AM
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Oh well. Thanks for keeping us posted!
 
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