19 thoughts on “lawn mower spark / ignition problems and how to fix them

  1. You saved me a trip to the shop. Cable from control lever had slipped a bit loose, was no longer engaging the kill switch. A spare hose clamp to secure the cable where it belonged, runs perfectly now. Thanks!

  2. You show a cover of a flywheel all the time, all parts are way too dirty and the place too dark making it impossible to see what mumble along. Pure waist of time!!!If you gonna do something, fucking DO IT RIGHT!

  3. @paunocudatuamae i dont see you making any videos that are better. so to be honest out of the people this vid has helped if your one of the few trolls do you think i give a shit? if i want a dirty workshop then ill have a dirty one, who the fuck are you to tell me otherwise?

  4. Thanks for explaining this – these things always seemed so mysterious! So my mower engine should have a condenser – that might explain the weak spark. Time to have another fiddle with it. Greetings from England.

  5. Hey, watched your vid. I'd had spark problems. I don't think your video is all that
    good but it gets the job done. Consider remaking it, cleaning it up a little, using a
    cameraman and cut the stuff about the lamp light leaking because it doesn't have
    anything to do with what we, the watchers, are after. I know, I've got some lousy ones
    on there too. But, just the same, thanks. My problem turned out to be a kill switch
    problem, and I got it running just the same.

  6. Hey, watched your vid. I'd had spark problems. Your video is all that
    good but it gets the job done. Consider remaking it, cleaning it up a little, using a
    cameraman and cut the stuff about the lamp light leaking because it doesn't have
    anything to do with what we, the watchers, are after. I know, I've got some lousy ones
    on there too. But, just the same, thanks. My problem turned out to be a kill switch
    problem, and I got it running just the same. Your video helped me figure it out. Thx.

  7. i can understand your point but really i get paid nothing and if the videos help a few people then great, if not then no one has lost. this one is a few years old and honestly i dont even touch lawn mowers anymore and barley have the time to make vids. if i ever find my self making informative videos like this again ill consider what your saying 🙂

  8. I think thats funny as hell .I would have got the first guy.But come on.dont let them take away from us or you.when i get a guy like that, if i respond at all.I give him a list of tools he will need to go into repare work.Left and right handed cresent wrenchs and all stiles of pliers.Have a good one

  9. Nice troubleshoot rundown. Fuck all these haters talking shit, if you dont the video, stop watching and wasting your time commenting and read a fucking BOOK to educate yourself… Im a diesel fitter and light vehicle  mech by trade and  watched his because im rebuilding my mower and it  was uploaded by an Aussie .
    If you dont know what your doing youtube users are not the problem, you being a dumb cunt is, mowers are probably the simplest engine anyone wll ever work on.
    In relation to the flwheel / fan removal being hard, its because its shitty cast alloy that will break with force applied from a puller, or lever and generally will be corroded onto the steel shaft due to the disssimilar metals and age. Can be hard to remove.A good diagnostic acronym is FAST, fuel, air, spark, timing. You need all of those to make an internal combustion engine run. Timing is usually the think that fucks average Joes.

  10. I Have a craftsman riding lawnd mower w/ a kohler 15hp engine. I can't get a spark fro the plug. I changed the plug and then the ignition coil. Still no spark I took off the flywheel. It was really dirty. So I cleaned everything. I seen that the stator looked burnt. I tested it w/ a light and seen the coils were grounding out. So I just replaced it with a good used one. I can see the charge that I get out of 1 of the stator wires. Still I do not get a park from the plug. I did gap the coil w/ a business card. So I am lost. Does the stator have anything to do w/ the plug spark? Any other advice would help?? Thanks!!

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