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Engine turns over but no spark at plug. changed plug , still no spark. On 18hp courage sv470-610. note: has no oil sentry pressure switch.

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Ok, the way to trouble shoot your electrial system on your mower is first unplug the wiring harness at the engine. Now pull the plug or pluggs and put one plug in the plug wire and ground the plug to a paint free place on the engine. Now using a jumper cable (you only need one) from the mower battery postive post and push the other end to the bolt on the stater that holds the red wire on the starter. Watch the plug to see if it is firing . If not you have a bad coil, but if it is you have short circut in the switch or wiring.

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