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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:13 PM

:rolling: Chris, we've got him working from both directions. Before long, he'll have 25' of zip cord all over the side of his tractor. :rolling:

You posted while I was typing. :D

LOL! Now Ryan Do not get confused and combine what Alan and myself have said. Do one test then the other. :D

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:16 PM

Alan, I did not really hold the plug wire! :bigrofl:

I don't plan to go back out tonight, I will try it tomorrow morining.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Alan, I did not really hold the plug wire!


Well, there are braver souls than I, wasn't sure if you were serious. That's how my Grandpa always checked ignition systems... He could tell how hot it was by how hard his arm muscles spasmed...


I will try it tomorrow morining.


Let us know, I leave for work at 8:30...

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Alan, I did not really hold the plug wire! :bigrofl:

I don't plan to go back out tonight, I will try it tomorrow morining.

Just for that. We are going to make you hold the plug wire :firejumper:

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:23 PM

I have been shocked by plug wires before. Sometimes on accident, sometimes on purpose when I did not have something to remove the spark plug handy.

Alan, I plan to test it before then anyway. I will do my best to let you know before you leave.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:28 PM

Just for that. We are going to make you hold the plug wire


After he gets it fixed :bounce:
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Just jerkin your Chain Ryan,
Thanks for being a good sport!
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:30 PM

After he gets it fixed :bounce:


I haven't signed anything yet! I will get my attorney to read this before I do.
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Posted December 26, 2012 - 12:22 PM

I tested with Chris' method, have spark! Now, what does this mean is bad?

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Posted December 26, 2012 - 03:30 PM

I decided to check the points, they where pretty dirty. I then adjusted them, they where at about 0.025! Still... no spark. :hitting_self_roller:



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Ryan, if you went from the positive side of the battery to the coil and got spark, the problem has to be on the ignition switch side not sending any or enough voltage to the coil while cranking. You said the light flashed before so its probably not enough voltage. Recheck your connections. Maybe its corroded at the switch or a safety switch if there are any left on it.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 04:11 PM

Ryan, if you went from the positive side of the battery to the coil and got spark, the problem has to be on the ignition switch side not sending any or enough voltage to the coil while cranking. You said the light flashed before so its probably not enough voltage. Recheck your connections. Maybe its corroded at the switch or a safety switch if there are any left on it.

How many volts should I have there? I will check all of my connections. Also, no safety switches on these tractors! :D



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 04:51 PM

How many volts should I have there? I will check all of my connections. Also, no safety switches on these tractors! :D

I think it depends on the coil. If I remember right,  the true Kohler coil takes full battery voltage and has an internal resistor. If not, it would take an external resistor and probably show somewhere in the neighborhood of 8v. Usually with an external resistor you would have a way to bypass the resistor and put full battery voltage to the coil while cranking to compensate for the draw of the starter. What kind of voltage is showing there? Can you get it started with the jumper on and then take it off and see if it stays running?



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 05:13 PM

Ryan just to add to what Doug has said , most likely you should have 12volts for starting , but you'll also want to check while cranking , the ignition switch went on my 2418 this past year , wasn't getting full voltage through the switches contacts when starting .but was fine in the run position , didn't make sense but something was damaged inside it , Al



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 07:26 PM

I got it going! It was a bad connection on the ignition switch; the terminal that had the wire going to the coil was rusted. Some emery cloth cleaned it up! After that, it started up right away! But, it was running VERY lean, so I drove over to neighbor Dave and he helped me get the carb adjusted a little better. It is not great, it still has a miss; it will plow snow for me though.

 

Thanks for all the help guys! I don't know how long it would have been before I went and checked all of my connections...


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