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#1 jdmcvey OFFLINE  

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Posted June 28, 2014 - 06:22 PM

I would like some help regarding changing the coil on a K341AQS Kohler engine.  Lawn mower keeps burning the coil up, have replaced 3 times.  I am thinking I may have it wired wrong. 



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Posted June 28, 2014 - 09:04 PM

Welcome to the forum. I moved your post here for better exposure. Is this engine battery ignition or is it flywheel mag? Are you using Kohler factory coils or aftermarket? If it's batery ignition, the Kohler coils have an internal resistor to limit voltage. If you're using coils with out the resistor, you need to put one inline.



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Posted June 28, 2014 - 11:43 PM

also check the voltage to the coil and voltage to the points

 

you can download a Kohler manual from the Manual section here on this site

it will help you

 

good luck with the coil



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 08:44 AM

Thank you for answering.  This is battery ignition, I bought the coil on E-bay, going by engine number, do not know about the resistor, how do I find out?



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 08:47 AM

Also, it has a condenser on it.



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 09:07 AM

jdmcvey-  Everything you need to know about that engine is in this SERVICE MANUAL 

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:02 PM

no results found for my Kohler, lawn mower is 1983 John Deere, model number K341AQS, 16 hp



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Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:19 PM

Measure the voltage between the positive battery terminal and the positive post on the coil. This is a voltage drop test. If the volt meter reads 0 then you need a coil with a resistor. If you get a reading of 3-4v then you don't need a coil with a resistor. Are all these coils coming from the same supplier? you may ask him if the coil has an internal resistor. You can go to an auto parts store and get a car coil. they usually state in the listing if it is resistor or not. If you are using a non resistor coil you can wire an old ballast resistor from a Chrysler in the line. That's what it was designed for.






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