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kaw fc420v 14hp wont run

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by forkliftman, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. forkliftman

    forkliftman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    given to me by wife's parents. On a jd 48". he has had work done on it recently. Shop replaced coil and trigger. Ran briefly. Now its in my hands. He got tired of it and bought a new gravely. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am not getting any spark whatsoever. Checked gap on plug and on coil, checked timing, all o.k.
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Have you disconnected the kill wire from the coil and checked for spark ?
    Doing this will tell you if its a engine problem or a problem with the mower,Then you can take it from there.
     
  3. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,340


    Did you change the Ignitor and the spark plug? Safety Interlocks?

    Pete D.
     
  4. forkliftman

    forkliftman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    tried all of the above still having no luck. no spark when kill wire is disconnected. I appreciate the help guys.
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Post the spec.# off this engine so I can look up the exact engine you have !
    It's on a white bar code label on the blower housing.
     

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