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I have a john deere 245 lawn tractor,when I turn the ignition

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I have a john deere 245 lawn tractor,when I turn the ignition switch to on position the yellow battery light comes on briefly then fades out and have no spark.the battery and all conections are will crank over but will not start
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Joe replied 2 years ago.
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Check for a short in the wiring and or grounding out, I would check coil, check that the flywheel key is good and no rust preventing the coil from good signal. When plug is in this is either from the compression or path of least resistance and thus no spark. You would also want to have the battery load tested and confirm good clean tight battery/cable connections including both power and grounds. You'll also want to check oil level.
A great write up on key ignition system component testing:
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