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Either its the kill switch( the red bar you pull) is not breaking contact and grounding out the magneto/coil or the magneto/coil is bad. Tim

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2009 vulcan 1700 won't start. ran a week ago. has half tank of gas.

It turns over, with no start. It will either be fuel or ignition.
I understand from your description this machine has been sitting for some time. If the fuel is over a year old, drain it and flush the tank and carburetor. There is a lot of residue that occurs from evaporated fuel, mostly varnish.
Check the ignition by pulling a spark plug wire and visually verify the spark to the frame.
Remove and clean and set the spark plugs and re-torque.

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I have a Murray 30" riding mower with a Tecumseh TVM195 8hp engine that won't start. The engine seems to be locked. I have removed the spark plug and tried to turn it, but it is still locked tight. The...

Maybe the rope pull start is stuck? Remove shroud and see if you can rotate the flywheel by hand. If it won't move then the crankshaft may be stuck on a broken part, such as the governor gear or camshaft that has broken off.

Aug 04, 2014 | Murray Garden

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Spark plug size for murray convertible mulcher

Can you tell me model and brand of engine?

Jul 21, 2013 | Murray Garden

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Murray 10/30 riding mower has spark but not firing, with a puffing sound out the air filter when trying to start it.

Gavin, the symptoms indicate that the intake valve is stuck open, it could be that the exhaust is also stuck, but normally when an engine sets up, only one stem corrodes and gets stuck. It matters little though which one is stuck, you will still need to have a valve job.


Feb 26, 2013 | Murray Garden

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Hello i have a 14.5 hp murray riding mower well when u take the spark plugout the motor cranks over just fine but when u put the spark plug back the motor will only hurn a half turn can u plz help me

You might have interferance with the piston, is the spark plug is too long? If it is the same as original, then the flywheel key may be sheered and causing the spark to be out of time and firing before reaching full compression. \
Other than that, a weak battery or starter could be insufficient to overcome the compression and allow it to start.
To test this, put a jumper or charger on the battery, then by hand rotate the engine backwards until it gets to hard to turn by hand, this will be on the exhaust stroke. When you try to start from this position, there may be enough momentum to overcome a weak starting system. (Mine has the exact same problem)


Dec 15, 2012 | Murray Garden

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Need some spark in my life

Check your start fuse. Its a 20 or 30 amp. Just behind engine.

May 25, 2012 | Murray Garden

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I need to know spark plug gap on murrays snowblower g2250030

.30 is usually a good standard if you can't find the manualHave you tried manuals on line ?

Dec 28, 2011 | Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor

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Murray riding mower won't starter, new solenoid, new spark plug and trying start it from the start turn over but won't start and try from the solenoid still no go.

You need to pull the spark plug out, connect the spark plug wire and ground the plug to the motor and see if you have spark. If you have spark (bright blue) then it is a fuel problem. A yellow spark is and indicator of a coil issue.

Aug 25, 2011 | Garden

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Have an older Murray, 38

You need to see if it is getting spark. You can buy a spark tester. You remove the spark plug wire and hook one end of the tester on the spark plug wire and the other end to the spark plug. Crank the engine and see if the tester flashes. Another way to check if you don't have a tester is to insert a screw driver in the spark plug wire and hold the screw driver about 1/16th of an inch or less from the head of the engine and have someone crank it over. You should see a spark jump from the screw driver to the engine. Make sure you're holding the plastic handle of the screw driver or you may feel the shock yourself. If there's no spark, then your mag is bad.

Apr 14, 2010 | Garden

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What spark plug should be used for a Murray Quantum XNP 6.5hp mow

Home Depot has the plug you need for briggs 6.5hp engines. Don't worry about it being a Murray. Buy a Briggs 6.5hp plug.

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