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Have mtd yard machine...

Have mtd yard machine. will not start. suspect getting no spark

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes. plug get s flooded

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Will attempt to if not too

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Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
do not understand have not received my answer yet
Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
 replied 1 year ago

Oh well I can help you with that. Have you tried inspecting the coil pack yet?

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Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
 replied 1 year ago

Sometimes mice will chew into the high voltage wire inside where you cant see it. Then it will spark to ground

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
need to knowlocation of coil pack and safety switches
Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
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What engine is it? Hp?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
tecumseh 6 speed
Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
 replied 1 year ago

Do you mean 6hp?

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Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
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You gotta give me a model or hp so I can help you better

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Tecumseh Formula OHV 13.5 HP Pressure Lubrication
Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
 replied 1 year ago

Oh ok. I pulled up a pic. I would take the top cover off, usually about 4 10mm bolts. Find the spark plug wire and follow it to the coil. Check the wire over for chew marks

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
no chew marks
Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
 replied 1 year ago

Ok, disconnect the black wire coming off the coil and make sure it doesn't contact engine ground. Attempt to start again

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
did not start
Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
 replied 1 year ago

Try to gap it like I said.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
done no start
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
manual recommended chacking safety switches
Technician: Mega Ohm Dave,
 replied 1 year ago

Sounds like your coil is faulty. Disconnecting the black wire illiminates the safety parts

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks
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