lawn boy model 8480

backdraft341April 26, 2007

i picked up a mower at a garage sale. im not getting any fire. im suspect it could be the coil. what is the engine break ass. are there any other type of kill switches on this mower. also does anyone know the hp. thanks

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indy452(NC Kansas)

The Flywheel brake is the only kill switch, That one is an early design and I feel that it could be bad but more than likely its the CD pack a.k.a the coil.
Those are neat and hard to find mowers not many around like that. Those were reffered to as "suburban" mowers with the big gas tank. They can be considered commercial mowers.

Stens makes a CD pack for the mower, they cost in the thirty to forty dollar range. Or you can get one at the dealer for probably more. As for the switch you need to test it first to see if its bad. If so I'm not sure if its still available but it may be.
The H.P. would be in the 4 to 4 1/2 range. If its running at 3300 RPM. You have an "F" series engine, one of the best and most simple to repair.


    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 9:34PM
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thanks neal. how can i test the switch or by pass it. maybe if i can by pass it i would know if its the coil or not.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 9:51AM
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The only "switch" is a kill switch that shorts out the ignition. Just unplug the wire to it.

Walt Conner

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 10:00PM
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indy452(NC Kansas)

Sorry, been "out" for awhile. Do you know how to test for continuity? Do you have a simple continuity tester? If not I guess you can do as Walt suggests and try unplugging it.

More than likelly its the coil, but there is that "chance" factor. Although I've never had a bad switch.


    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 8:35AM
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that_2_stroke_guy(Long Island NY)

Is that the semi-commercial with the large black gas tank?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2007 at 11:39PM
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