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I was given a toro wheel horse 16-38 hxl It doesn't run.

Customer Question

Hey I was given a toro wheel horse 16-38 hxl It doesn't run. There is a white wire not plugged into anything. It had a male end and a plastic round clip to connect to a female Can't find what it connects to. Schematic says it goes from kill switch relay to mag. Can't find the wire it connects too
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Has a male end
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Full model number? Have you removed spark plug and checked for spark? If it has spark, will it run if you put a teaspoon of fuel direct into carburetor or cylinder? What is engine make and model? White wire. where is it's location. near engine? Is there wire to the solenid in the carburetor?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Toro -16-38 Hxl
71225-200000001
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It if on the side where the oil fill is located. I can follow it back to the k1 relay. ( kill relay).
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The other side is a loose wire that the wiring diagram says connects to the magneto
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It's s male tip with a plastic cap. Can't find female receptacle
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

With white wire showing to be magneto, the white wire would have to be grounded, to kill the spark. Check for spark, if no spark, locate the wire on the magneto, and unplug it and check for spark again.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That's just it. It isn't connected to anything on that side. The other end of it is the k relay
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Do you want to locate wire position, or get engine to run?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Wire position/connection first. Don't think I'll get anything without it properly secured. I know how to test carb etc. just need to find where this wire connects
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can I up load a picture?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Sure load the picture.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

by schematic white only runs from coil to relay. Wire may be off, so the coil is not grounded. I suspect you have a bad coil! No spark.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
But I can't see where or how it connects to coil
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
There is a black wire that connects to coil
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
can u see the plastic connector? Needs a female to connect
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

What I see is half of a fuse holder!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hmmm
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm missing the other half. Can u see where it connects on diagram?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I know what it looks like. Just no idea where it goes. It's a white wire. Only one on schematic is to magneto.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

I see three fuses listed, none with white wire! light wire, alternator, and battery

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
But those aren't online fuses. They are in s fuse tree
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

You never know. On older mowers, It could have been an add on light or other accessory.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Does starter turn engine?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok. I'll isolate it and charge the battery and test for spark
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Right now battery is dead. Last osner said he had it turning over with new battery but couldn't start it. I'll charge it tonight and see tomm.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

Same diagram I was looking at!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
If u find anything about that wire let me know. It's right off the wire loom. Can I message u tomm?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

I will be here. But I doubt the wire has anything to do with your no start.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is this a good mower? Worth fixing?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

May, if engine and transmission work ok.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'll charge it and experiment tomm. Thanks.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

OK>

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

see question is still open, did you find problem?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I tested for spark and it's good. So whatever the white wire does it's not affecting the starting. So I'll be looking at carb. Let you know if I get it started
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 month ago.

OK>