I had to deschmuck my ZTR (Derby/Ferris/Simplicity 23/54) due to the yard being a swamp for the last 6 weeks. Power washed the thing from every angle. When I fired it up to bring it back in the shop, it had no power. I grabbed the IR and found it was only lighting off on one cylinder. One spark plug wire was pinched between the voltage regulator and a hose to the wheel motor. I freed that and found it to be worn 20%. wrapped it with 6000v tape. It fired up and ran a lot better with no load, but when I let the brake off and took the handles out of neutral, it started cutting out. I suspected water in the kill circuit plugs/ switches somewhere. A day later it fires up and runs good with no load, Bogs down while moving and wont hit 2000 with the PTO engaged. drained the carb bowl but that didnt help. Choke doesnt do much either. *(only makes it worse)*
Did I kill the mag? I hate to start parts swapping without a better guess than what I have now. The yard needs mowing (again) and I hate to put it off, but I might give it another day or two to fix itself and it will take me that long to get the parts anyway.
Edited by tater195, June 10, 2015 - 05:58 PM.