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John Deere 214 won't speed up..Kohler 14 hp


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06-07-14, 02:49 PM   #1  
John Deere 214 won't speed up..Kohler 14 hp

I bought a John Deere 214 that the previous owner was using until it developed a problem. He said he was using it until it died and wouldn't start back up. He replaced the ground strap that was broken. I thought maybe the flywheel key was sheared. I got it home and it would run as long as I had the throttle at 1/3 throttle speed or below. I rebuilt the carb and put in new gas. It ran the same. So I'm thinking now it must be an ignition problem. When I try to take the throttle to 1/2 or above, it spits ,sputters, backfires and dies. It will start back up as long as I put the throttle back down. It runs smooth at the low idle.

Thank you for any advice

John Deere model number C214F 073268
Kohler engine K321AQS, Spec 60311d, serial 7605139

 
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06-07-14, 09:10 PM   #2  
Have you replaced the points and condenser?


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06-08-14, 06:17 AM   #3  
That was another question I had. I don't see any points on it. I thought they were on the outside of the engine near the coil. All I see is a coil and condenser.

 
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06-08-14, 09:42 AM   #4  
On a K341 the points are directly under the governor arm - exhaust side - under the outermost cap on the outside of the engine.

 
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06-08-14, 03:12 PM   #5  
Thanks for leading me to the points. They looked good. I gapped them and lightly sanded them. Still ran the same. Swapped out the condenser with a spare one I had from years ago. Started up and runs great now. Just mowed with it. Thank you!!

 
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06-08-14, 10:43 PM   #6  
Great! Glad we could help!


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