Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Lawn Chief Wiring


Jake wrote at 2011-03-30 02:36:19
Buy a generic ignition switch. type: Safety start universal key or keyless(pointer knob)Off,On,Start. 1.Ignition post on universal switch runs coil.Note: in the event you have a "ground to kill" use a universal light relay to make a ground loop i.e. you will be creating a "turn on" ground circuit. 2. wire accessory to light switch. 3. wire start solenoid to start post. 4. keep +battery lead hooked up to solenoid main input post and retain link from there to starter big post. Yes you can use a universal start relay and scrap any junky looking or off the wall solenoid. 5.You can daisy chain all your safety switches along the ignition circuit to coil or kill-relay. Note make sure all your switches can handle the load. Yes you can over-ride the engineer/financial chicken. 6.Burn all the wiring schematics and put a fuse block or fuse link in the light circuit. 7. put some decent lights on your rig and fuse accordingly. Note: A flexable light mast over your head can keep you out of trouble at night and give you some 360 confidence.  Jake  

handygal wrote at 2011-06-06 04:20:57
The letters on the ignition are:

G - ground

S - start

L - light

B - battery

M (this one I have no clue what it stands for but it is the odd prong on a five-prong plug)

Michael Davis wrote at 2014-08-02 01:04:37
Hello, If you need the Diagram for the Wiring I could email it to you or send it to you

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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.

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