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Mf 1650 No Spark?


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#1 waynegdg OFFLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 11:25 AM

The thing died yesterday out of the blue.. I tried a different coil, no luck and thats where my troubleshooting skills end.lol... it has a 16 hp kohler. any ideas?

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 12:45 PM

Check your points, and all the connections in the ignition circuit. It could also be a safety switch. Have a look at the wiring and look for any burnt or loose connectors, wires disconnected etc.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:43 PM

I took a look at the points, they wre kind of corroded at the contacts, i cleaned them up with some emery cloth and still have no fire... could it be the condenser?

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 02:24 PM

Well, i traced the problem down and it seems the ignition switch is bad. I had no power at the coil and ran a hot wire to it and it fired right up, removed the wire, wiggled the key around and now it starts fine most of the time... Anybody know where to get a new switch? I called the snapper dealers around here and most hadnt even heard of a 1650

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 06:51 PM

One from an older Cub Cadet will work.

Make sure it's for either wide frame or narrow frame those had Kohlers with Battery ign. The 383 and lower used B&S motors.


Edited by NUTNDUN, May 10, 2013 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted August 22, 2012 - 02:20 PM

You can also get one from a local MF dealer!

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 02:56 PM

You may be able to repair it. Heres a link to a topic where I rebuilt one for an MF8.http://gardentractor...tch#entry153458




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