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How do I replace the coil on a mtd yardman 15 HP

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If, by coil, you are referring to the ignition armature and since you didn't specify what brand of engine you have I will give you instructions for Briggs: ((The instructions are similar with MOST engines with a few variances.))

Disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug, remove the blower housing from the top of the engine (That is the half round/half square metal cover on top of your engine, this will give you access to the ignition armature:

Installing And Adjusting A New Ignition ArmatureAn ignition armature must be set at a precise distance from the flywheel. Ask your Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer or consult our Engine Check Chartfor the proper gap for your engine. Common armature gap ranges are .006- .010" and .010 - .014". Armatures are often packaged with a shim toassist in setting the gap. Microfiche or index cards of the properthickness also work well.

  1. Remove the old ignition armature mounting screws (image A). Then, disconnect the stop switch wire from the flywheel brake and remove the armature.
  2. Attach a replacement armature from the original engine manufacturer, using mounting screws (image A). Then, push the armature away from the flywheel and tighten one screw (image B).
  3. Turn the flywheel so the magnets are on the opposite side from the ignition armature (image C).
  4. Place the appropriate shim between the rim of the flywheel and theignition armature. While holding the shim, turn the flywheel until themagnets are directly adjacent to the armature (image D).
  5. Loosen the tight screw so the magnets pull the ignition armatureagainst the flywheel and shim. Then, tighten both mounting screws androtate the flywheel until the shim slips free.

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  • Jgrissom21 Jul 29, 2011

    What exactly is the green wire for going to the coil? And if I disconnect it will the spark plug still fire? I'm not getting any fire to the plug even after replacing the old coil with a new one.


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