Craftsman 271022 with Kohler 15.5 hp CV15s won't start
Problem: Couple of weeks ago the tractor would die while cutting. Began backfiring on restart and eventually would not turn over much less start. I downloaded the Kohler manual, got a spark tester and checked the coil in accordance with the manual. Had spark, coil tested at about 14000. Next day had no spark, disconnected the kill wire and the spark returned. Started and ran, stopped by grounding the kill wire separate, not with switch. From there trying to start resulted in nothing with the turn of the key absolutely dead. Prior to this I cleaned the carb and changed the plug. I have jumped the solenoid and the motor energizes turning the engine over. Battery reads 12.7vdc, but will have it checked under load tomorrow. I also changed the relays with new relays. Sound like a ground somewhere?