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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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I have a push mower that will start. the coil is grounded

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I have a push mower that will start. the coil is grounded and will not send a signal to the spark plug. I have removed the ground wire from the coil and still have continuity from the tab on the coil to ground.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes that is done
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I have worked on small engines for almost 10 years
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 10 days ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 10 days ago.

If your ignition coil will not produce a spark, even after you removed the kill wire from it, this indicates that your ignition coil is at fault, and will need to be replaced.

Expert:  Donald replied 10 days ago.

Only your flywheel and ignition coil work together to produce a spark to your spark plug. If your flywheel magnets are good and strong, then our problem has to be your ignition coil.

Expert:  Donald replied 10 days ago.

You and I can continue from here. Thanks again!