Re: no spark. Bad coil or condenser how do you test them?
Mike, I've got a different part number from a Kohler parts manual, dated '93: Kohler 231281. Searching online, I've found several manufacturers that replace that coil part number. Waht I can't locate is if it has an internal resistor. Everything that I've found in several different forums state you NEED an internal resistor. The older cars, like before 1958-1960, had a ballast resistor mounted (usually) on the firewall. Later vehicles had resistive wiring from the ignition switch to the coil.
Now, all that said, if your tractor ran with a coil without an internal resistor, and your coil has a lifetime warranty, go back to O'Reilly and get a replacement! This will be the fastest way to get you up & running.
I'm going to keep looking to see what I can find, although I'm 99.9% sure you need an internal resistor. Good Luck at O'Reilly, Bob