no spark on 16hp kohler crossed cables when I jumped it

Old 10-29-09, 12:38 PM
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no spark on 16hp kohler crossed cables when I jumped it

hey guys im brand knew to this forum and need some help, I left the key on when I last used my craftsman 16hp kohler comand moled 917.272069 I jumped it started it fine.mowed a couple stips and didnt set the brake when I got off the seat,engine stopped,talking to my wife on phone when i jumped it again not paying attention I crossed pos and neg cables that blew the 20 amp plug in fuse under gas tank.I replaced fuse,fuse blew ,again[this time cables were on right.replaced fuse again and blew it out,tryed to jump right at starter engine cranked but no start,pulled plug and no spark,any idear what else I blew,something simple turn out to be a pain just from not paying attention any help would be great thank you.
Old 10-30-09, 12:05 PM
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Having the cables crossed could burn up the ignition coil and the alternator, possibly also the regulator if equipped. Depends on the situation. You might get lucky and only have a bad coil. Unplug the kill wire from the coil and check for spark again. If still no spark, the coil is bad.

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