Hello everyone, I'm new here and did some searching but came up dry. Ok heres my issue.
I have a John Deere 111 11hp B&S 5sp. Ive had a no start issue for some time now. I bought a new coil, and still no spark. I checked all the wiring connections for corrosion/loose, cleaned them up added some die electric grease. I discoverd that the previous owner cut the seat switch and just left it be.... so did I.
So then I rented a puller to see if my flywheel key broke, sure enough its broke, swapped it out and discoverd I do not have breaker points and condenser... Thats why my new coil wont work. Put everything back together, installed the old coil and boom she fires up.
But she wont shut off!!! I can turn the key "off" and even take it out! You should have seen the look on my wifes face as I was standing there with the key in my hand while the engine was running.
I checked the switch with a meter, I get resistance with the switch off, and nothing with the switch on. This Deere is very basic, not much wiring, not many features and I just cant figure it out.
Please help me out, my grass is getting taller by the second. Sorry for such a long post. I appreciate any help guy and gals.