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Have a riding Troy Built that just quit. Will not start. Tested battery, it's good. Has gas. Any suggestions?

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Sounds like your electronic ignition has gone bad. Usually when they start going bad you can let the engine cool and it will restart. In your case, apparantly it gave no warning. Check it by unscrewing the spark plug, leave the lead wire hooked to it, placing the spark end of the plug against the head. Try to turn the engine over and see if there is any spark jumping from the end of the plug to the metal. If not, it's the electronic ignition. But be sure the plug you are using is good.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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