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#1 baerpath OFFLINE  

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Posted May 05, 2013 - 06:14 AM

Craftsman 2 with Kohler magnum, ran fine changed oil and did some other work on it for a freind. Drove it back onto the trailer hauled it to his house(3 miles) and wouldn't start, no spark. Cranks fine Brought it back just seeing if anyone has any thoughts as to a cause to save me some time and ya know aggrivation. Never had much to do with magnums KT's no problem
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Posted May 05, 2013 - 06:56 AM

My first suspects would be seat or clutch switch.

Let me look at mine and see if I have any inspiration.
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Posted May 05, 2013 - 07:08 AM

OK, I went out and looked at my Craftsman.

The only thing anywhere near anything to do with an oil change on mine is the harness on the "passenger side" of the engine
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Other than that; if the seat switch is unplugged, the tractor will start with clutch pedal pressed, so (and this depends on the tractor) my first step would be to look at the plug on the RHS side of the engine and then, I would go to the safety switch for the clutch.
Of course, I am assuming full clutch depressing... (Been there, done that)

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Posted May 05, 2013 - 08:26 AM

Is the PTO switch off?  Just sayin..

 

Parking Brake set?

 

You should have spark then..  If it is still not sparking then shorted wire or magneto problem..


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Posted May 05, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Got it running the plug that MH81 posted was still together but wasn't connected enough to get power through. Zip tied it together and TADA it runs! Another DUH moment in life.



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Posted May 05, 2013 - 11:36 AM

Glad you got it figured out! Another happy GT owner!


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Posted May 05, 2013 - 02:21 PM

Glad you got that figured out.  We all have those moment's.


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 02:25 PM

Glad you got it covered. 

 

next time and there will be one, i recommend checking the fuse if yours has one.   i was rippin' down the back 40 for a hour or so and decided to switch on the headlights.   it was like i had a new kill switch!  turns out the headlight wiring melted against the exhaust and shorted when i hit the switch.   after i re-wired it, still dead.  after 20 minutes of chasing the wrong causes, i finally checked the fuse.   note to self: check fuse first.

 

cheers!






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