Bunton mower w/ Kaw won't start

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by edub32, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. edub32

    edub32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Bunton 48" won't start. It's got the Kawasaki 420 v motor. Checked obvious things, put new plug, new plug end, was getting small amount of spark but it just disappeared? Any tips? I'm not real familiar with the kaw motors.
  2. East Coast Lawn Choppers

    East Coast Lawn Choppers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    Single cylinder 420 ? I think they have an exciter and a coil some it is built in. Sounds like the coil or exciter if it is the one I'm thinking of, don't see many of them.
  3. edub32

    edub32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    yes it is a one cylinder.
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    You need to disconnect the unit kill wire from the engine and check for spark again, This will eliminate the stop or any safety switches.

    Posting the engine spec number off the white bar code label on the block will tell us if you have a exciter/control module with the coil or not.....

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