Kawasaki/ExMark FB460V again

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ascensius, May 24, 2006.

  1. ascensius

    ascensius LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi. I found this great site, and found the PDF of the workshop manual and the Kaw site for part nos.

    After this winter, I tried to start the 48 inch exmark. wouldn't go. I tore into things. I am getting fuel. No spark.

    I checked the magnet on the flywheel. Got a good attraction at one inch from a wrench.

    I checked ohms at the core to plug, and from Primary terminal to core. measured right at spec.

    I then measured ohms at the "ignitor" (control Unit) and they do not match the workshop manual. I get 65 ohms (case to terminal, manual states 10 to 40) and I get 600 ohms at terminal to case, manual states 4.0 to 3.0.

    So . . . question one, is, do I need an exciter to actually run this engine, or will it run without it?
    Question 2, is the ignitor bad? Is there another check I should make on this engine?

    thanks a million. I have already ordered an ignitor, but I'd love to cancel the order if this is no tthe right thing to do.

  2. ascensius

    ascensius LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    PS. checking the ignitor I was using a RX1 ohm scale.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Go ahead and replace the igniter, That should take care of your problem.

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