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JD 265 wont start, spark plug not getting any spark,

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JD 265 wont start, spark plug not getting any spark, replaced coil and resistor and still no spark to plug
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Early model 265's had a single wire ignition spark control. Is that what you are calling resistor? If it has been replaced, locate the white wire to key switch and unplug it, then check for spark. the keyswitch can be shorting out the spark. If still no spark, could the coil be mounted upside down?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
unplugged the white wire, still no spark to plug
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

What are you calling resistor? And can coil be mounted upside down>The magnet and coil are all that make the spark.