lawnmower coil bad


Old 08-12-06, 10:41 AM
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Angry lawnmower coil bad

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I have a question.My neghbor gave me his lawnmower to fix.No spark.If I remove the kill wire I get spark.If I hook The kill wire back up I don't get spark.That means the coil is bad right.This is a MTD 4.5 HP push mower.
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Old 08-12-06, 11:44 AM
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You have a bad switch(es) in the kill wire circuit or the kill wire is shorting to the frame somewhere.
Old 08-13-06, 08:44 PM
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Correct. The coil is working fine.
Old 08-14-06, 10:04 AM
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Bad Switch

Like the others said, if you get spark, your coil is fine. Check your safety switches one by one to see which one is bad. I'd be willing to bet it's probably the one under the seat.

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