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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted May 21, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Ok so on Averys 1972 8hp kohler I'm wondering 1 if i have the wires right in the image is right an if not what needs to be switched. Also if I jump the solenoid it cranks but won't try to fire what have I done wrong here??

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Posted May 21, 2016 - 03:05 PM

Photos?



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Posted May 21, 2016 - 04:12 PM

:camera: Would help. :D



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Posted May 21, 2016 - 04:55 PM

If the 8 HP has an external coil 12V+ needs to be supplied to the + lug to generate spark.  The - side on the coil gets hooked to the points & condenser.  

 

If no external coil it has a Magneto and the Kill wire coming from behind the fan shroud cannot be grounded or no spark will happen.  If you test that wire with a battery powered Test light hooked to the engine ground it should just glow if things are working correct.  Pull the plug and slowly turn the flywheel and the light will get brighter when the points are closed (charging the condenser).  Once the points open up the energy will release and cause the coil's secondary winding to fire causing a spark..  

 

If it doesn't have a magneto or points it has a magnetron and they are pricey to replace when they go..

 

But then again..  Pictures would  :help:


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Posted May 21, 2016 - 05:14 PM

After I posted this I realized I forgot the trigger wire off the solenoid to the switch

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