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#1 alec OFFLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2015 - 01:58 PM

the B110 was working great . THEN ... it sounded like it was out of gas but I could start it .was getting intermittent spark so I pulled the engine cleaned the rat turds out put it back together and still it would start but not great intermittent spark .no biggie , changed the points and condenser... nothin ..no spark, so I put on a coil still nothin put a light tester to the hot . yep got power to the switch. got power to the coil.. both sides of the coil ?? ... checked my other tractor it does not get power to both sides of the coil .. okay not a problem I have a new coil . put it on .. nothin . same deal ,power on both sides of the coil . double checked to make sure the other wires are unhooked .. yep. so I am taking a break and venting a little and lookin for some help


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 02:01 PM

If you have power on both sides of coil, it has to be bad contacts at the points or a bad wire.
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Posted June 03, 2015 - 02:03 PM

I agree with Alan, also check for grounded points.


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 02:06 PM

If you have power on both sides of coil, it has to be bad contacts at the points or a bad wire.

wire to the points ? there a way to check the points contacts ?



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Posted June 03, 2015 - 02:07 PM

Sounds like something is grounding out somewhere


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 02:08 PM

I agree with Alan, also check for grounded points.

not sure how to do that .


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 02:25 PM

Sounds like something is grounding out somewhere

where the wire goes to the points moves around so i moved it and it stopped powering both sides of the coil but still no spark



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Posted June 03, 2015 - 03:05 PM

If the light stays on all the time when you are cranking, the wire or points is open, not grounded. Like Alan said, most likely the points aren't making contact that you just put in. You should get a blinking light on the point side when you are cranking. The light could be on or off depending on whether the points are open or closed when you test it without the engine turning.


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 03:26 PM

I would say out of adjustment or need filed a little to get a film off.
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Posted June 03, 2015 - 05:53 PM

well took the new points off( the backing came loose ) .. put the old points back on after sanding the crap out of them . got shocked by the mag and decided to remove the coil and now we are back to " the B110 was working great " back in fun mode... yeah !! I did cut a little hole in the grill ( after I realized there was one in it already ) to tighten the points screw . and took off the loader .  that made it easier .


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 07:40 PM

Sometimes new points need to be cleaned to make good contact. I always clean them with a good solvent then measure the resistance when closed. Sometimes I open them, put a piece of paper between them, let them close and then pull the paper through them. That will usually dislodge any oxidation that is preventing good contact. It's like a real gentle burnishing. 


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 04:07 AM

You will need an OHM meter to check the wire(s) to see if they are grounded, as well as checking the points for making contact.

Sounds like you have a "test light" that will only test for voltage (12 VDC)


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:54 AM

You will need an OHM meter to check the wire(s) to see if they are grounded, as well as checking the points for making contact.

Sounds like you have a "test light" that will only test for voltage (12 VDC)

I have both , just a little bit of ignorance about how to use it . but I am getting better . :rolling:


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 03:02 PM

If the light stays on all the time when you are cranking, the wire or points is open, not grounded. Like Alan said, most likely the points aren't making contact that you just put in. You should get a blinking light on the point side when you are cranking. The light could be on or off depending on whether the points are open or closed when you test it without the engine turning.

I reread your post . dont know how I missed it . just to clarify . you are saying that when using a light tester the light will come on when the points are open and then off when closed ?



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Posted June 07, 2015 - 03:12 PM

You will need an OHM meter to check the wire(s) to see if they are grounded, as well as checking the points for making contact.

Sounds like you have a "test light" that will only test for voltage (12 VDC)

so with the points.. I touch the two actual points contacts with the meter set on ohms ? or do I touch the body of the points and where the wire goes in ? and with the wire .. touch the end of the wire and the bolt that goes on the block of somewhere else . thanks for the help I know I am a little slow :beer:






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