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MTD does not list the specs for your ignition coil, but I can tell you how to check to see if it is producing a spark.
Thanks for your response. Have you checked your spark plug?
Ok. I would like for you to try something for me.
If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start up and run briefly. If you do not have carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, remove your spark plug and pour about a teaspoon of gas directly into your spark plug hole, re-install your spark plug, then try starting your engine.
Keep in mind that your engine need three things in order to start up and run. Fuel, Spark, and Compression.
Our problem could be compression related ...
I feel that your ignition coil is ok.
Do you see anymore numbers on your engine?
I need to determine if your engine have overhead valves.
Thanks for this information. I would remove your valve cover, to see if your valves are opening and closing. If so, check to see if your valve clearances are within specs.
Tomorrow will be fine. Take your time. Process of elimination. Also, remove the small kill wire from your coil, then try starting your engine with the gumout. We can continue from here.
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