Only starts when ignition wire is disconnected

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Old 06-04-16, 06:29 PM
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Only starts when ignition wire is disconnected

Hi,

Craftsman 6.5 Horsepower self propelled Lawn Mower only starts when ignition coil / magneto green wire is disconnected - in fact it starts with one pull. Safety cable moves the mechanism on the end when I press the handle bar. What trouble shooting should I do next?

Appreciate your time.

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AbsoluteZero

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Old 06-04-16, 06:46 PM
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It would be the kill switch or the kill wire is grounded between the coil and switch. By kill switch, what you use to shut it off. If you have the "dead man" safety bar, that is connected to a grounding switch to kill the engine. That grounding switch isn't opening to run the engine.
 
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Old 06-04-16, 06:51 PM
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Agreed, it has to be the wire shorted or the kill switch is not disengaging. Usually I find that the cable is pulling the switch, but not far enough. You can help it along by hand and see if it will move further, enough to let it start.
 
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Old 06-05-16, 06:26 AM
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Smile Only starts when ignition wire is disconnected

Thank you Gurus. Your diagnosed is correct, cable is not pulling far enough to disengage.

Is there a trick to shortening the cable?

Cheers

AZ
 
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Old 06-05-16, 07:20 AM
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Tie a knot in it or replace it.
 
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Old 06-05-16, 12:22 PM
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I looped the wire through a key chain ring, it shortened it enough to open the circuit.

Thank you ALL. Help much appreciated.

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