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#1 Jeff W. OFFLINE  

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Posted December 03, 2015 - 06:39 PM

I have a Kohler 321, I have replaced stater and v.regulator, both parts test good per repair manual trouble shooting guides. My question is shouldn't the engine continue to run when battery is disconnected,I'm using a booster box to start and when I turn it off the motor dies. Please Help!!!!
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 06:45 PM

A Kohler has to have the battery in it to run. The coil gets voltage from the battery!


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Posted December 03, 2015 - 06:53 PM

you need to check your wiring harness for bare or broken wires, wire connectors, and switch.

wiring can for fun to fix.


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Posted December 03, 2015 - 06:54 PM

An engine with a magneto type ignition system, does not need a battery. When the key is "off" the system is grounded and when the key is "on" the system it is isolated. An engine with a coil type ignition system, needs the current from a battery to provide the spark. The "on" position of the key supplies 12 volts to the coil which then provides the spark. Check the engine manual in our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 03, 2015 - 07:29 PM

An engine with a magneto type ignition system, does not need a battery. When the key is "off" the system is grounded and when the key is "on" the system it is isolated. An engine with a coil type ignition system, needs the current from a battery to provide the spark. The "on" position of the key supplies 12 volts to the coil which then provides the spark. Check the engine manual in our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick

 

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Posted December 03, 2015 - 07:36 PM

Check fuses, happened to me, checked a bunch of stuff and it end up being just the fuse. Noel.

Now, just a hint. When checking a fuse always use a meter. Those glass fuses can be broke at the end in side where you can't see, if it's blown or not. That's what was wrong when I checked the bunch of stuff , which included looking at the fuse, which was not blown. After scratching my head wondering what was wrong, I rechecked the fuse with a meter, it was bad.
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for all the info, I'm still learning about these older style engines, glad I found this sight!!!
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Fuses check good w/meter, but do you know what amp fuse should be in it??
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 08:30 PM

I would guess 20 amp, but I am not sure. Been awhile since I had that trouble. Noel.
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Posted December 03, 2015 - 08:32 PM

There must be a battery connected for them to run and many have a decal on them warning not to run it without a battery. The regulators require about 6 volts to turn them on before they can regulate current.

 

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Posted December 04, 2015 - 05:29 AM

And welcome to GTT !   Good luck







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