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david    Posted 04-02-2020 at 15:43:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Having trouble getting my 8N started this spring
    It was running fine when I used it last fall but it's a hard start now
    I had it running a couple of times recently but would quit and not start again
    I can see gas dripping out of the bottom of the carb when I try to start to long

    John in Mich    Posted 04-02-2020 at 17:58:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Carb is flooding and you have wet/fouled spark plugs. Pull the spark plugs and clean or replace them. Turn the gas valve off so that you cannot flood the carb. There is enough gas in the bowl to run for several minutes. Once running, turn the gas back on.

    Gary in GA    Posted 04-15-2020 at 19:53:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have the same problem, sort of. When I last used the tractor last fall all ran just fine. Went today to bush hog and the tractor won't start. Battery charger shows full charge. Engine cranks, tried so long I had fuel running out of the carburetor. Closed the gas valve and let it drain out. Took a long screwdriver and removed the wire from #4 spark plug. Stuck the screwdriver into the spark plug boot and held it close to the spark plug electrode and cranked the engine - no spark. All of the wiring appears in good shape, no critters have gnawed on them. Nothing changed since last it was running. Next I'll remove electrical connections and clean them to be sure there is contact. Beyond that, how do I check the coil to see if it's a problem, or should I start looking elsewhere? It's an 8N, 1950 and I did a 12 volt conversion a couple of years back. Each spring it starts on the first crank, better than my trucks! Not this time. Any suggestions?

    david    Posted 04-02-2020 at 18:14:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • sounds good I will try

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