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Craftsman 17 hp model #917.273140, no fire to plug, will run with kill wire off of coil, all operator safety switches ck good.

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Have you checked the ignition switch?

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I have a craftsman riding mower model 247.288810. While cutting my lawn the engine all stalled and would not start anymore. I changed the spark plug and the battery is new, what could it be?


there are 3 safety switches,clutch,deck and seat, Craftsman 247288810 Lawn Tractor Parts
take the cover off so u can access the coil,unhook the black wire from the coil,not spark plug cable,try to start it,if it starts then a safety switch is bad,if it doesnt,then jump the solenoid,if it starts then it is the seat or clutch switch,if you want to bypass safety switches,connect a switch to the ground and coil

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I have a craftsman 25.hp model 917.251572, unable


You can check the coil and kill switch out by removing the metal cover on the engine and removing the coil shorting wire. Crank it again and see if you have spark. Yes? You have a bad switch somewhere. It could be the ignition switch itself or perhaps a safety switch? There is a safety switch under the seat of most modern riding mowers.

If you still dont have spark your coil is most likely to blame. You can purchase a new coil online for a fairly good price and replace it. You only need a thin business card to use as a gapper when putting the coil back on to set the gap to the flywheel.

Oh...and one more thing. You might find a critters nest under your engines cover. That is usually how perfectly good coils get heat damaged. So be ready for a surprise when you take the cover off!

Good luck and be careful!

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Craftsman 30" mid-engine will not fire - model # 536.270321


You need to find out if the switches are normally open or closed, that can be done with an ohm meter. Then bypass each one at a time either by just disconnecting the switch or by putting a jumper wire between the contacts (wires off switch). For example the seat kill switch is normally open while operating (no connection) it closes (makes connection) when seat is raised (rider off) and grounds the ignition to shut down the motor. Hope this helps

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Craftsman 20 hp B&S 42 cut 5 yr old Auto trans Last yr started to backfire and lost power for a few min after 2 or 3 hrs of running I plug wet 1 plug dry installed new magneto runs ok but sometimes...


Check your kill switch first take the small wire off the the ignition coil you could have a short I would not waste money on a wire harness once the small wire is off the coil thats all it can be is the coil if its not firing if its fuel thats another problem

Nov 08, 2009 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

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358.794920, 200mph, won't start, no fire to spark plug, craftsman leaf blower


if you have no fire to the plug of course you have replaced the plug but now find the kill switch wire disconect it then see if it fires if it doesnot fire it is the ign coil

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Run out of things to check


coil{solid sate ingnition) see if u hav spark ground plug,low light {shade} to see spark,AWAY FROM BUILDING and GAS!! hav fire extinguisher handy..remove all ignitable fuilds,well ventilated area..if spark,check "kill" switches on throttle,clutch pedal and seat.

Aug 02, 2009 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

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Will not start after going dead


Sounds funny but have you tried checking the oil. Most of the newer model small engines have a oil shut off switch that kills the engine if it runs low on lube. Also try looking around behind the control panel I know that my craftsmen mower has a inline fuse on one of the hot wires that run to the engine elctrical and when it blows absolutely nothing will happen. You may also check the seat safety switch witch kills the mower if you stand up. Not recommend you run it this way but you can test it by lifting up the seat and unplugging the switch and putting a jumper wire across the body harness connecter. Again this is just a test procedure the switch is there for the protection of the operator and if faulty I highly recommend replacing the switch.

Jul 21, 2009 | Craftsman 24 Hp 48" Deck Yard Tractor

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NO SPARK, SPARK PLUG GOOD,COIL GOOD AND CARB. GOOD, IS THERE A SAFETY SWITCH SOMEWHERE CAUSING THIS?


Hi..my name is Keith..and to answer your question..Yes there is several safety switches that will keep your engine from starting..i would check the seat switch..the neutral safety switch and the blade engaged switch..the clutch/brake switch...if all these check good..then write me back and i will help your further

Jul 04, 2009 | Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor...

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1998 craftsman mower w/19.5 hp Briggs and Stratton will not fire.


Hello B-N-L:

>>I Suggest you Check the Ign Module First and then the Safety Switches if the Ign Module (Coil) is Good. Remember that the Ign Module May Check Good, but if the Safety Switches Check Good, then Most likely the Coil is in the Early Stages of Breaking Down and will Cause this Problem.
>>You can Check the Ign Module (Coil) by Using the Following Instruction File.
The Following is an Instruction File I Made for Checking and Repairing this Problem.
>>Run the Engine Until it Quits, then Remove the Spark Plug. Wrap a Wire Around the Threads and Attach the Other End of the Wire to the Engine Block Turn the Engine and See if the Plug Fires.
>>If No, then Disconnect the Shut Off Wire at the Control Bracket First, Check for Fire at the Plug. If Still No Fire at the Plug; Then Disconnect the Shut Off Wire at the Coil (usually requires removal of the blower housing) and Check for Fire at the Plug.
>>If No Fire at the Plug , then the Coil/Ign Module is Bad. The Coil/Ign Module to Flywheel Gap is .020in.
>>On Some Model JD Engines, there is a Igniter that Goes Bad and Not the Coil. The Igniter is the Same as an Ignition Module. If the Plug Fires at Anytime During these 2 Checks, then a Safety Switch or Wire May be the Problem. Yes the Engine will Turn Even with a Bad Seat Safety Safety Switch. Usually if the Engine will Not Turn with the Ign Switch; the Blade Safety or Neutral/Clutch Safety Switch is Usually the Cause of this.
>>The Starter Turns and the Engine Doesn't Fire is an Indication of a Bad Coil/Ign Module or a Faulty Blade Safety Switch.
>>The Blade and Clutch Safety Switches Prevent the Starter from Engaging so the Blades or the Mower Does Not Move when the Starter Turns the Engine.
>>The Seat Safety is Designed to Stop the Engine if the Blades are Engaged or the Clutch Safety is Not Engaged when you Leave the Seat.
>>The Following is an Instruction File for the Safety Switch System. Any Input is Appreciated.
>>The Color Code of the Wires May be Different than those I Use as a Reference in the Instruction File.
>>**PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHECKING THE SAFETY SWITCHES IS JUST THAT!!! FOR CHECKING ONLY.
>>I NEVER Suggest a Mower be Operated with a Safety Device or Switch Disconnected or Bypassed.
>>**Now. On Some Model Mowers you can Simply Unplug the Safety Switch from the Harness. On Other Models you have to Place a Jumper Wire Between the Harness Terminals (on the 4 Post Switch (Clutch/Brake) Jumper from Same Color Wire (Example: White to White) First and then Check for Fire, Now Include the Black to Black Wires if No Fire.
>>Check the Clutch/Brake and the Blade/PTO Safety Switches First.
>>Check the Seat Safety Last. Usually the Seat Safety is Not in the System for Starting the Engine. Just to Ensure Someone is in the Seat when Engaging the Transaxle and/or Blades. Use a Paper Clip or a Short Wire to Make a Jumper.**
>>Use a Volt/OHM/Continuity Meter and Check the Continuity of the Switch. The Meter should Show when the Contacts are Closed and Open. The Meter will Swing All the Way Over when the Switch Contacts are Closed and Swing Back to the Rest Point when the Switch Contacts are Open.
>>If the Safety Switches Check Good, then Check the Ign Module (Coil).
>>Thanks.

Respectfully

John

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