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No juice to spark plugs

Bumped into fence pole on right -front side of mower, backed up three feet and motor quit. Tried to start it but it just ran the battery down, checked fuel delivery system, it was o.k., pulled plug wire and checked for spark - no spark. I thought I may have smelled insulation burning but could not see any melted wires.

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Try checking the coil.Thanks for asking and I hope this helps out.Please leave me 4 thumbs up.

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