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CJBennett, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 625
Experience:  Briggs and Stratton Master Service Tech, Kohler, Tecumseh, Kawasaki certified. 18 years exp.
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how do you replace the ignition coil on a L172 john deere riding

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how do you replace the ignition coil on a L172 john deere riding mower?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  CJBennett replied 7 years ago.

The air gap the coil should have from the flywheel is .010 Set the gap inbetween the magnet and coil. You can use a business card if you don't have a feeler gage.


Edited by CJBennett on 2/25/2010 at 8:40 PM EST
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is actually a LX 172 with a Kohler SC 420V engine
Expert:  CJBennett replied 7 years ago.

Thought it had the Kawasaki. Still the same process though. Slide a business card or .010 feeler gage in between the coil and flywheel magnet. Then tighten the coil.


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