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Old 07-06-2013, 06:23 PM
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314 Problem

My old John Deere 314 just turned off while mowing the yard. Was like it was turned off by the key. I checked the spark plug and there was no spark. I looked at the points and they had no spark either. Could the points be bad?

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Old 07-06-2013, 07:32 PM
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Bill,


Are you getting battery voltage to the + (positive) post on the ignition coil with the key on ?

How about voltage on the - (negitive) post on the coil ?
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:48 AM
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John Deere 314 Electrical Issue

I will check this first thing this morning. I did just replace the battery a couple of weeks ago, so there is plenty of power.

The odd thing is the machine turned off while running, as if I turned off the key. I'm pretty sure the problem is electrical. No spark on the spark plug and none seen on the points.

I'll check the coil next.

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:47 PM
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OK, I checked the terminals on each side of the coil and I get 12v readings. So power is getting there. Going to investigate replacing the points next.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:43 AM
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What worries me is I get no spark on both the spark plug and the points. Anyone know what could cause this?
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:54 AM
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A shorted/bad condenser...... No power to the points......
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:23 PM
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OK, new condenser and still no spark to the points. Bummer!!! Think the coil could be bad or the resistor? Yard is getting high....
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:38 PM
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Let me get this straight...... You put a new condenser in without new points ?

Not saying new points is the fix, But I've seen them short out and stop spark...... Are you getting voltage TO (AT) the points ?

They should be gaped at .020"......
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:41 PM
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Yes, new condenser and no points. Will buy some new ones and try that next. would you know a source where I could buy these? The local small engine shop doesn't have them.

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Old 07-08-2013, 09:24 PM
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You can order from either place below, But with the cost of shipping I'd add a couple extra maintenance parts like air filter-precleaner-spark plug and fuel filter etc.....

http://www.stenspartsdirect.com/prod...oducts_id=1100

http://tewarehouse.com/055-145
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