I am assuming you have a battery ignition Kohler engine.
Specifications can be confusing.
You need to have +12 volts at the + terminal on the coil with the ignition turned on.
Check to make sure the wire from the - terminal on the coil to the points has continuity (0 ohms resistance). The points should be set so there is a gap of .020 when open the widest. The points should close once each engine revolution.