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randy hurt

05-28-2018 10:07:29




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Well back to the drawing board guys. I put a 12 volt coil on and thought the problem was solved, but it wasn't, still randomly cuts out. Sometimes it will start, sometimes not. What I have found is that when the switch is on there is power to one side of the OEM resistor, but not the other side, which goes to the coil. Jump a wire across the resistor and it starts fine. I am assuming the resistor is bad. I did away with the secondary resistor when I put the 12 volt coil on, assumed that was ok. Would it hurt to leave a jumper wire on the resistor until I can get another one, or would that damage the coil? Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.

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reslls

05-28-2018 12:57:31




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 Re: 8n cuts out in reply to randy hurt, 05-28-2018 10:07:29  
If you put on a 12 volt coil, you don't need a resistor. That drops the voltage from 12 to 6.



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Bruce (VA)

05-28-2018 13:42:12




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 Re: 8n cuts out in reply to reslls, 05-28-2018 12:57:31  
" That drops the voltage from 12 to 6. "

No it doesn't.


He has a front coil; it needs the oem ballast resistor even with a 12v coil.

See tip # 30.



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Bruce (VA)

05-28-2018 10:23:10




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 Re: 8n cuts out in reply to randy hurt, 05-28-2018 10:07:29  
Front distributor?

If you have the oem ballast resistor and no other, and are asking if it's ok to jump the resistor until you get a new one.....

Sure.

It will be ok for a few hours....maybe more..... of run time. Just don't leave the key on!



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randy hurt

05-28-2018 11:12:10




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 Re: 8n cuts out in reply to Bruce (VA), 05-28-2018 10:23:10  
Yep front mount distributor. I just put a new OEM resistor on about a year ago. Guess they just don't make things like they used to. Gonna get a new one and see if that fixes the problem. While you are on the line I have another question. With a 5 foot mower on the 3 point when I raise it up it comes right back down. Draft control is in the upward position. If I push the draft control forward a little bit the lift comes back up and stays a little better, but not for long. I had replaced the o ring on the lift piston and the relief valve a year ago. Could that new relief valve be bad? Guess I will just have to take the side plate off and see if any leaks are visible. Think I will wire around that resistor as I want to get some mowing done before rain moves in. Hope that solves the cutting out and dying. Thanks for you help.

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Bruce (VA)

05-28-2018 14:14:30




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 Re: 8n cuts out in reply to randy hurt, 05-28-2018 11:12:10  
" I will just have to take the side plate off and see if any leaks are visible."

Yep. Good idea.

But....before you do that.....try the quadrant adjustment. 4 bolts, 5 minutes..... it might work.



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randy hurt

05-28-2018 14:27:16




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 Re: 8n cuts out in reply to Bruce (VA), 05-28-2018 14:14:30  
Ok will do thanks



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