Question about Briggs & Stratton Garden

1 Answer

I am working on a Simplicity Landlord tractor with a 18hp Vangard engine. Will not start when both shut off wires on coils are plugged in. When I disconnect the wires the engine will start. I plug one in and engine will stay running. I plug the second one in the enigine dies. I disconnect one wire from the tractor harness that goes to the coils the tractor will not start until I disconnect one or both of the wires on the bottom of the coil.

Posted by Anonymous on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 406 Answers

Sounds like one of the wires are shorted " going to ground " acting like a shut off switch.when connected...try disconnecting the old ones and bypassing them with new ones..see if that takes care of It..good luck.

Posted on Oct 09, 2014

6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: JD mower-only one coil firing

I just switched the coils around. The other cylinder went dead, so I knew I had a bad coil. Replaced the coil and mower runs great.

Posted on May 15, 2009

  • 169 Answers

SOURCE: wiring missing from harness to coil to card

here is a picture from the breakdown of a 15.5 hp briggs engine hope this helps e8059e1.jpg

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

  • 100 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 17.5 hp kohler engine, vertical shaft on

you suspect correctly....

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

  • 293 Answers

SOURCE: Looking for a wiring diagram for Simplicity rider


Have you checked the 20 amp fuse behind the instument panel? It will be an inline fuse. It might be a glass fuse in your tractor. If you taped up the rub through, you should be good after you replace the fuse.

Hope this helps,

Nice tractor by the way.

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

Testimonial: "I did not realize that there was a fuse there, fuel tank covers all of dash inner, can barely see ignition switch. I will check out. Thanks"

  • 173 Answers

SOURCE: No fire comming out of

It sounds like you have a bad coil.

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Simplicity landlord dlx tractor mower

Try looking at the Governor on the engine. You can usually adjust this out at the Gov arm by loosening and tightening back when smooth. Could also still be dirt in the jets. Make sure all the small holes on he carb are clear and check the float height too.

May 02, 2014 | Garden

1 Answer

1999 simplicity landlord tractor doesn't start

Does it crank? There are a myriad of issues to check

Dead battery
Bad battery connections
Safety switches not all in right setting (like a PTO/mower deck turned on that needs to be off for starting, or a brake pedal not pressed, or a seat not sat on)
Bad solenoid
Bad fuse
Bad relay
Bad starter switch

More details can narrow it greatly. Have you tried jumping it? Do you get noise when you turn the key? Was it an all of a sudden problem, a growing intermittent one, have you tested the voltage of the battery or tried charging it? Etc.

Mar 30, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

How do I wire a 18hp Briggs & Stratton engine to a craftsman GT5000 lawn mower

I dont have all your anwers. In my experience, Kohler frequently has wires to start, run and stop the engine. They also frequently have a low oil and/or high heat control (engine shut down). Also expect a wire from the charging system. On your tractor, you probably have similar plus 'operator presence' wires. These wires require to you to be sitting in the seat for the machine to operate - a seat switch for example. On my tractor, I can depress the 'brake' (which isnt exactly a brake in fact) and the engine will run when I dismount. However, if the mower is engaged, no matter what, if I get off the tractor, the engine shuts down.

You will have to determine what every wire is for and connect it properly. You may lose some engine 'functionality' or tractor safety features. It is never easy to put a Ford starter on a Chevy. Good luck with your project.

Thanks for your interest in

Dec 02, 2012 | Garden

1 Answer

How to hot-wire a Simplicity Landlord 2010

Why hot wire when you can get a new key. There are only two types of keys.

Feb 01, 2012 | Briggs & Stratton Garden

1 Answer

Garden tools riding mowers simplicity

They do not make that pto clutch anymore but you can buy a electric pto clutch for around $200.00 -$300.00 You will need to check the shaft size it should be 1" or 1 1/8" I could give you more info but you need to find it your self.
good luck

Oct 27, 2009 | Garden

2 Answers

Mower turns over but will not start

I have a simplicity landlord tractor that turns over but won't start.

Jun 07, 2009 | Garden

2 Answers

19.5 HP brggs engine (craftsman) shuts down after long runs.

Sounds like the coil,pull the shutoff wire off the coil and try it.if you still dont have spark replace coil.

Mar 17, 2009 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Briggs & Stratton Garden Experts

Phil Walker
Phil Walker

Level 3 Expert

605 Answers

John Trevino

Level 3 Expert

1383 Answers

donald boissonneault

Level 2 Expert

110 Answers

Are you a Briggs & Stratton Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides