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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
>>The Following is a Basic Instruction File I Made for Checking the Coil/Ign Coil/Magnetron/Armature on Small Engines. Any Input is Appreciated.
>>**To Check the Ign Coil; Remove the Spark Plug/s.
>>With a Good Plug, Wrap a Wire Around the Threads of the Plug and Attach the Other End of the Wire to the Engine Block. >>Remove the Blower Housing (metal engine cover). The Wire that is Connected to the Coil/Ign Module from the Shut Off Switch needs to be Removed (unplugged) from the Coil/Ign Module.
>>Now Check for Spark at the Plug.
>>If Spark, then the Shut Off Switch or the Wire is Bad.
>>If Still No Spark, then the Coil/Ign Module is Bad. If there are Safety Switches on this Unit and the Coil is Good; you Need to Check the Safety Switches for Being Bad and Check the Oil Guard Switch also.**
>>If you have a New Coil/Ign Coil and Still No Spark, then
>>Turn the Coil Over and Check for Spark. Ign Coils are Wound 1 Way for Clockwise Engine and the Oposite Way for Counter Clockwise Rotation Engines. I have Seen Ign Coil Boxed Wrong and Turning the Ign Coil Over will Correct the Problem.
>>The Coil is Gapped to .015in from the Flywheel.
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>>Send me the Make, Model and Type or Spec Numbers Off the Engine, Please. With these I can Locate the Proper Manual and Better Assist you.
Please, Do Not Hesitate, If I Missed Something or you Hit a Snag or this Does Not Correct the Problem, I am Here if You Require More Assistance.
Hope this Helps. Let me Know What Happens, Please. May the All Mighty Bless You and Yours. Be Safe and Be Happy. Thanks.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Tip the mower up on it's side with the dipstick tube on the down side and collect it in a suitable container. The gas you can do the same. When I drain old fuel, I mix it with a lot of fresh fuel and a bottle of dry gas then run it in my car.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
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check the gap on your plug. .030 is what it should be. also make sure that your
kill cable is working properly and not grounding the engine out.
the gap for you magneto should be set to .010 to .012
loosen up the magneto insert a standard business card or 3x5 card
then turn the flywheel so that the magnet on the flywheel pulls the magneto into it. then tight the magneto mounting screws down. try spark now. always use fresh gas. -no-water- if in doubt throw it out.
gas is BAD after only 30 days.
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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You can make sure your carburater is clean. Clean the filter. Some time you can get a enpty coffee can and pour some gas in it and rinse the filter out repeatedly. Check the oil also that should get you back on the green..............: )
Posted on May 23, 2009
My dad always taught me, rest his soul, that basic 101, if you have gas getting to spark, SOMETHING out to happen.
I'll ask a series of questions and propose some possible solutions. Hopefully we'll crack this mystery. Warning, this might be a tad lengthy... ha
1. Is the spark plug firing?
To check the coil that sends spark to your spark plug and the plug itself:
You can remove the spark plug from your engine and reconnect it to the spark plug wire while it just lays on your mower. pull the starter rope (make sure you're holding down the kill lever on the handle). Look at your plug end as you pull the rope.
Got spark? If yes, go to the next step, flagged ***. If no, look at the end of your spark plug that would go into the engine. The "L" shaped finger should be gapped from the small circular shape on the plug... this is the "gap". Your manual may provide specs on how wide this gap should be. If there is no gap, your plug won't work properly. The "L" shape is a soft metal and can be bent... create the proper gap. Try the test again to see if the plug is sparking. If not, you may have an issue with your coil.
***Yes to spark. Let's look at the gas issue now. OPTION 1. I will tell you that in my experience, water in gas is a major culprit for a mower not running. You've replaced all the filters... good.
I'm not sure of your mower, but most models have a "bowl" bolted to the bottom of the carburator. Sometimes moisture can get in the gas, get trapped in the bowl and won't go away or won't allow gas to get to the spark. Loosen the bolt... it's ok if gas from the bowl spills from this, the bowl doesn't hold much gas and it won't drain your tank. Plus, this means your carbuator is allowing the gas from the tank to the bowl. As you are looking at the gas spilled on the mower deck, see if there are beads of water in it. As you know, water and gas doesn't mix. This would be a tell tale of the problem. I would carefully remove the bowl from the carb and wipe it dry, then reassemble the bowl.
To be on the for sure side that you have no more water in your system, you could disconnect your fuel line from the gas tank and drain it out. Use a jar or container... you can see water in the bottom of it. You can reuse the gas too... just don't include the water!
OPTION 2. If your carb and tank are now H2O free and you're still getting to results, you may have a clogged jet on your carburator. This little pin-hole passage allows gas to pass through to the spark. Sometimes a mower sitting up a while, can cause a laquer effect to gas and it can block this passage. Removal of the carburator from the engine is required and a simple pin can be pushed through this passage to knock a "plug" out.
Geez I hope I didn't miss anything! ha
Good luck to you... I hope it's a quick and easy fix.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
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Inspect for the correct routing of the spark plug wires. Improper routing may cause cross-firing. Inspect each wire for any signs of cranks or splits in the wire. Inspect each plug wire boot for tearing, piercing, arcing, carbon tracking or a corroded terminal.
If there is any corrosion, carbon tracking or arcing indicated on a plug wire boot or terminal, both the plug wire and component it was connected to should be replaced.
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