Re: JD180 Intermittant and weak spark
I dressed by noon today and it was raining.....we badly need it, so no complaints here. By 3pm, the sky cleared and it was about 70*....perfect! I installed the new ignitor.....no fire. You suppose it helps to plug it in???? Dummy me! Plugged it in, sprayed a little starter fluid in the carb and shazam! Fires right up!! Won't continue to run, though. It needs not only full choke, but my finger over the butterfly's hole. Before I'd lost spark, the carb was operating perfectly. I pulled the carb, cleaned the jets, blew everything out, reinstalled.......same problem. I'm not a carburetor man and I'm highly open to suggestions, guys!
The engine is the Kawasaki 17 HP Fc540V.
In the past:
Craftsman, MTD, Snapper, 1961 Ford 801 Powermaster, 1992 LB 4.5HP 580546, 2003 LB 10552 6.5HP Duraforce, IH Cub Cadet 105, 2001 Cub Cadet 2146 14HP Linamar 38" deck, love of my life (Sold 10 Dec 2011), 2007 Cub Cadet 2550 22HP Kohler Vtwin 50"deck (Sold 22 Aug 2018)
1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year
2006 Dodge Charger R/T
Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!
Last edited by mowergene; 10-20-2019 at 08:11 PM.