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#1 kellerman88 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2015 - 03:20 PM

So I've been playing around with this AMF for awhile now and have it running pretty good. Well I was out mowing last night and the darn thing shut off. I start poking around and can't figure it out getting irritated. At that point my dad had stopped in to borrow my trailer and he starts looking at it. We can't find anything. So out comes the test light. Nothing at the plug. Nothing in the coil. So being the type of person who sees glass half empty wigging out about how insane it's gonna be to buy a new coil for the same amount I paid for the tractor. Blah blah blah, my cub never lets me down blah blah blah. So my dad recommends we ask a friend of his who is very good with engines what he thinks. Give him a call. "Do you have power at the switch?" Reach up, jiggle connector on... turn over key, mower fires right up.   :thank_you:

 

Just though you guys would get a kick out of my pain/stupidity. 

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Posted June 19, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Been there, done that.  You're not alone.


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 03:45 PM

We've all been there my friend!  :smilewink:


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 03:55 PM

Yep done that more times then I want to remember lol
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Posted June 19, 2015 - 03:58 PM

Oh yeah! Been bit by that! Just part of the process, I figure!


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 04:31 PM

All the time here; not only tractors!


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 04:32 PM

For me it usually won't start because it's out of gas. :wallbanging:


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 04:55 PM

What you don't kill will make you smarter. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 05:02 PM

So easy to overlook the obvious. This is experience talking.

Is that a garden tractor or a Cat trap?  :D


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 05:11 PM

Been there, done that.  You're not alone.

YEP  :iagree:  :yeah_that:


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 07:41 PM

We've all been there my friend!  :smilewink:

Yup !  My best was pulling the connector off the back of the ignition switch because I wanted to wash behind the dash of my Homelite and put a little Dialectic grease on the pins and pug ........... then spending 4 hours and numerous phone calls to brother and friend to figure out what was wrong only to go back out late at night to close the hood and see the pug hanging off the switch. LIGHT BULB, red Face, blue cloud of words in the garage and neighborhood. On second thought I guess I haven't had that happen to me !   LOL !                                                                                                                                                             Roger


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Posted June 19, 2015 - 08:05 PM

Or when the tractor shuts down acting like it needs gas. So immediately I assume that the old tired fuel pump just gave it up. I could see a bit of gas in the tank yet. I pushed the beast into the shed and started tearing it apart. Only to find out after many hours that the fuel pickup does not reach the bottom of the tank. I had only run out of gas.


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Posted June 20, 2015 - 06:41 AM

I have that tshirt too.
I also have the "out of gas", "left PTO on", and the "I forgot I have to push the clutch in on that one" T Shirts.

All the time here; not only tractors!

This is a family forum... Even if you are getting up there, None of that :D
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Posted June 20, 2015 - 06:45 AM

 

This is a family forum... Even if you are getting up there, None of that :D

Ummmh. . .    You lost me on that one.


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Posted June 20, 2015 - 06:48 AM

Ummmh. . .    You lost me on that one.


Oh, NM... I haven't had enough sleep and I'm not supposed to drink coffee.
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