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Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/john deere stx 38 yellow deck


one day mower was running fine.the next day wont start at all.replaced ignition module now back fires through carb,hmm timing issue.found wiring melted from voltage regulater to starter selenoid replaced wire still will not start replaced voltage regulater and checked all connections.still having ignition problens at a loss on what else to look for

Was there any markings on the coil such as "This side up" or "Flywheel"?

What engine do you have?  Briggs, Kohler, Kawasaki?  What is the engine model, type and code nubmer?

If you have a Kohler you can download the service manual for free from Kohler's website.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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