H won't start!!

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H won't start!!

Postby bear4work » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:39 pm

I just used my '51 H 3 days ago. Nothing seemed wrong. Today, i went to start it and it turned over fine, but wouldn"t start!! Gas was dripping from the carb after awhile of trying. This tractor usually starts very easily. I tried every hour and nothing. What could be the problem? I need this tractor for raking hay and the hay is getting taller. Thanks for any help!
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Postby Eugene » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:04 pm

My guess is that you have an ignition problem.

I'd start at the points, check their condition and gap.

Check for voltage at the points (points must be open). No voltage - work backwards until you find the problem.

Quick check. Points open, ignition switch on. Jump across the points to see if there is spark at the coil wire.

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