How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?
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If no spark appears, check for broken wires, shorts, grounds or a defective stop switch. Once you have confirmed that the stop switch is working, reconnect the spark plug lead.
If the plug is clean or you`ve replaced it and the mower still won`t start, the issue could be a lack of fuel. Either the carburetor is dirty and not able to mist the fuel to be mixed with incoming air, or no gas is getting to it to begin with.
Loss of spark is caused by anything that prevents coil voltage from jumping the electrode gap at the end of the spark plug. This includes worn, fouled or damaged spark plugs, bad plug wires or a cracked distributor cap.
Check to see if the switch and terminals are free from rust and replace any damaged or broken spark plugs wires as necessary. Alternatively, it could be a bad ignition module. A simple way of testing the ignition module is to leave the car idling for 30 minutes and then tap the ignition module with a screwdriver.
When the high voltage produced by the ignition system is applied between the center electrode and ground electrode of the spark plug, the insulation between the electrodes breaks down, current flows in the discharge phenomenon, and an electrical spark is generated.
Many factors can cause a spark plug to fail; from incorrect heat ranges to improper gapping, to chemical contamination. Yet 90% of spark plug damage claims are due to improper torque. Many factors can cause a spark plug to fail; from incorrect heat ranges to improper gapping, to chemical contamination.
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I believe I have a 18hp B&S engine, and the magneto has gone bad twice…It seems to only last about a month, any ideas?
Well hard to say without seeing it, but did you leave about 0.010″ gap between the flywheel and the magneto? Or have you been turning over the engine with out the spark plug wire being hooked up to the spark plug?
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Hi, your spark plug gap should be the thickness of a hacksaw blade. use a hacksaw blade. sheers
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Check for spark by removing the plug, connect the plug wire, and lay the base on engine metal. Pull the starter through several times which should result in blue, snappy sparks. If weak or nothing, try a fresh plug (gapped 0.020″). If still nothing or weak, remove the left side cover to expose the flywheel and ignition module. Turn the flywheel til the magnets are under the module poles. Insert a thin business card into the pole gaps, loosen the module screws, and allow the module to contact the magnets. Tighten the screws and turn the flywheel somewhat to remove the card. Turn the flywheel one full turn to make sure the gaps don’t close up any further. Remove the ignition switch wire from the module body, then try for spark again. If ok, reconnect the ignition switch wire and try for spark again. If now get nothing, check the switch/wire for a grounding short. If you still get nothing after the above test, replace the module using the above procedure. If the first test produced good spark, pour a little fuel mix into the hole and try for start, If you get several pops, you have a fuel delivery problem–check the fuel filter, air cleaner, and muffler for plugging. Check the fuel lines for decay or other damage. Make sure the carburetor is tight to the engine. Make sure to have fresh fuel mix in the tank. Hope some of this helps!
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I need a manual for a 21 hp 42″ craftsman riding lawnmower model #944609210
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After experimenting with numbers I have come to the conclusion that the 2 in your model number is an 8
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