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I have a mtd yard machine rider,it will start,has gas but i do not see any spark at is a koler engine.

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First are all saftey switches set right blades off,out of gear, The only other thing would be points or module.

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Unit will not start Control handle is not engaged Engage control handle spacer.gif spacer.gif
Spark plug wire is disconnected Connect spark plug wire spacer.gif spacer.gif
Fuel tank empty or stale fuel Replace with clean, fresh gas spacer.gif spacer.gif
Blocked fuel line Clean fuel line spacer.gif spacer.gif
Faulty spark plug Replace, clean, or adjust gap spacer.gif spacer.gif
Engine flooded Wait to restart, do not prime spacer.gif spacer.gif
Air filter filled with dirt or debris Replace or clean air filter

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