I have a Ransomes with a Kawasaki FB460V motor. There is no spark and at first I thought it was a switch that was causing the problem. This thing has a safety switch for the blades...transmission...and safety handle. After many attempts to figure out what switch is causing problems, I cut the red wire that comes down from the key and runs along the side of the moter to the coil and cut the black wire that is attached to the throttle with a screw. I spliced the two wires together (I used the red wire end that is attached to the coil) thinking this would override any switches and throw the right signal to the coil. The red wire that I cut goes directly to the coil. There is another wire coming off of the coil and it is plugged into a small harness on the right side of the motor (if you are standing behind it). I'm assuming this is a switch for the oil level??? At any rate... I still am not getting a spark. Should my little trick to bypass the switches have worked or did I do it wrong? If it was done correctly...is there a way to further check if it is the coil? Is there a better way to check the switches if I were to wire everything back up?