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 Post subject: Poorly Lawn Mower
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:50 pm 
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My mower wont start, it doesn't appear to have any sparks. What do I need to do to make it work? It is a Tecumseh CTR40. I'm think new plug and HT lead

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:51 pm 
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Have you tried turning it off and then on again ?

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I can't turn it on to turn it off and on again

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:55 pm 
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The Pretender wrote:
I can't turn it on to turn it off and on again

It's FFuked.

Often best just to bung it into a repair shop and let them mince with it.

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The Pretender wrote:
My mower wont start, it doesn't appear to have any sparks. What do I need to do to make it work? It is a Tecumseh CTR40. I'm think new plug and HT lead



A Honda! :D

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:47 pm 
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I have a John Deere ride on and it's never missed a beat in 10 years. Just saying. :lol:

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I have a John Deere ride on and it's never missed a beat in 10 years. Just saying. :lol:



Mines probably forty years. One muffler, a couple plugs and a fuel pump.

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NQIT wrote:
I have a John Deere ride on and it's never missed a beat in 10 years. Just saying. :lol:


I bought this secondhand in 2002 and your Homm Deere will have a Japanese engine in it. Just sayin'.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:57 pm 
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NQIT wrote:
I have a John Deere ride on and it's never missed a beat in 10 years. Just saying. :lol:


I bought this secondhand in 2002 and your Homm Deere will have a Japanese engine in it. Just sayin'.


Yes it does, but the key has JD on it and the bonnet too. Just sayin (no g).

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:31 pm 
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The float in the carb could be jammed

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:47 am 
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My mowers going well. Did the back lawn last weekend. Just sayin

It's a mount field, and it has a honda engine.

My ride on mowers got a puncture though, and the mower deck is bollockesd - it doesn't like mowing tree roots

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:43 am 
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dust n diesel wrote:
The float in the carb could be jammed


Missed the OP's small print there Dustin........................something about spark, lack of??










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Check plug, most are resistive for suppression, swop it with one you know sparks.

Still no go, most probably electronic ign unless col's era, if points & condenser- check the points are not burnt,or dirty and condenser has a good earth

If electronic all you can try is make sure there are no broken/shorted wires

On both varieties check the off switch is switching both off and on ok. Finally check the ign coil its self is clean where the flywheel magnets pass by and also the outside edge of the flywheel. Coil will be earthed where it mounts on the cylinder block- a tarnished connection here is a common fault. If you take it off to clean, remount it with a 15-20thou feeler gauge between the coil and magnets- tighten fixings and then turn flywheel to extract gauge (some have a smaller gap but that should be ok). Finally check the plug lead. If it screws in to the cap and/or coil you should be able to see its copper wire, if it isn't it may be carbon again to help with antifierance and these can crack/become too resistive.

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dust n diesel wrote:
The float in the carb could be jammed


Yes, I've often found a lack of a spark is caused by a jammed carburettor float...................... :roll: :D

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