In Reply to: Re: Troubleshooting help please... posted by 49er swGA on May 09, 2020 at 21:52:59:
" I did pull the cap off the distributor to look at points"
You have better eyes than me if you can look at a set of points and see if the gap is correct at .015.
These tractors are pretty simple machines; itís usually pretty easy to get them running with some basic troubleshooting steps.
You could have a spark issue.
You could have a fuel issue.
Donít guess. Troubleshoot. See tip # 13.
You need to answer 2 questions before you do anything else:
With the bolt in the carb bowl removed and the gas on, will the fuel flow fill a pint jar in less than 2 minutes?
Next, get out your adjustable gap spark checker * , open the gap to 1/4", hook it up, turn the key on and crank the engine. Does the spark jump 1/4"? Post back with the answers.
And do not buy a new part for the tractor until you can answer this question: how do I know the part on the tractor is defective?
Once you narrow the problem to spark or fuel, post back and tell us what you found (and how you found it) and you will get plenty of help to get your tractor running.
* Don't own an adjustable gap spark checker? Buy one! Not a test light! Until then, take an old plug, open the gap 1/4" ground it to the head & look for spark. Itís not the color of the spark that counts; itís the distance it jumps.