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Old 05-24-2013, 05:24 PM
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HEEEELLLPPPP my mower wont start!!!

As you all know its the holiday and as luck would have it my mower wont start. I have a 36"scag belt drive mower w/ fh480v kawasaki motor. This isnt the first time that it has taken a few pulls to start however, this time shes not kicking, spitting, or moving. I went through my normal methods of getting her to turn over i.e. starter fluid, pulling the muffler off to ensure shes not flooded, changing the spark plugs, ensuring the safety shut offs are not engaged however nothings doing the job. I pulled the cover off og the engine and of course there was gunk allll over the ignition coils so i cleaned them. I purchased the mower new going on 2 years ago keeping the oil changed plugs swapped. This year my circumstances have changed so Ive been storing outside which we all know is one of the many Cardinal sins of the industry. Should I look to change the iginitipon coils, REwire the electrical system? Ive tried pulling on various stages of the choke. Im stuck Im missing money and no one in America can fix it Today.... HHHHEEEELLLLPPPP!!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:36 PM
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Does it have spark?
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:36 PM
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Look on the side of the block for a 1" silver square with a wire coming off it. That's your igniter. Common failure and cause of no spark condition.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:39 PM
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I removed the right side plug (facing the machine) left the plug connected and pulled. I didnt see a spark is there any other way to test for a spark and i will check the condition of the iginitor.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:58 PM
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What patriot said
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:07 PM
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Nickle holding up a dollar. Fifteen dollar part. I have a half dozen in the shop.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:07 PM
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I ran out to check the silver square of course I couldnt locate it so im searching for a diagram. What condition should this be in?
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:18 PM
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Soooo no luck on the diagram. Can you post a pic of the part?
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:27 PM
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Its always on the engines side. Not hard to find. It won't look broken if that's what you mean by condition.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:32 PM
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Okay thanks just for my own sanity what side is it on and is it literally a silver block? I truly appreciate your help Patriot.
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