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Brettw
New toy, I bought it right because the Guy (literally, that was his name, Guy)could not get spark, said it ran fine last fall. 12 HP Briggs. So I got it home and a little of this and that, disconnected the ground to kill from the ignition module and I have spark. Ran 'er up and around for a bit, good engine no smoke, sounds great, good solid hydro. So now I have to chase down where the problem is. The wire from the module to the grounding block is OK, no short there. Then a wire from the grounding block goes into a wiring harness. I can chase it all down, but I will take some easy suggestions first. Thanks all!


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steve-wis
I had that on a Regent a while back. First I jumped each safety switch to check them, and they were all good. The ignition switch had been changed, so I bought a new module and it was fine. Don't think there is a way to test that module but could be wrong. Hope this helps some. Steve

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In addition to the engine side, disconnect the ground terminal from the switch side and then take an ohmmeter , (+) to wire and(-) to ground, then take a reading. If the meter shows a high resistance number the wire is shorted somewhere. If meter stays the same problem could be in switch. Best I can do. What is product number?

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Brettw
I will say this, what a contraption. It is interesting to see how all of this was engineered. My Dad had one of these and could never get used to the steering. Once you are proficient, i can see how you could cut circles around some of the other stuff out there. But it is also a fairly long tractor, mower, and when you make the turn I wonder how much stuff you wipe out as the rear end comes around. Almost like Simplicity's Rube Goldberg as it were.:o)

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Originally posted by Brettw
I will say this, what a contraption. It is interesting to see how all of this was engineered. My Dad had one of these and could never get used to the steering. Once you are proficient, i can see how you could cut circles around some of the other stuff out there. But it is also a fairly long tractor, mower, and when you make the turn I wonder how much stuff you wipe out as the rear end comes around. Almost like Simplicity's Rube Goldberg as it were.:o)
Brett here's Barb's training manual. The Yazoo had a 16 hP Briggs and if you swung it into a silo, the long tube might become tippy.:D:D:D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3P8Erjdfyc

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