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William A 03-20-2013 07:24 AM

troy built not shutoff
I have 8hp kohler with starter with dead battery it will start and stop via key,(starter rope). New battery will start but not shut off via key, have to pull plug wire. HELP???

joecaption 03-20-2013 07:30 AM

Please go back and read your post. Make any since to you?
What is it a mower, rototiller?

oh'mike 03-20-2013 07:32 AM

Fixed your title--

Did you touch the ignition wiring or by pass any of the safety shut offs?

That should shut off when you get up off the seat---------

William A 03-20-2013 07:48 AM

Its a 1985 troy-bilt horse rototiller w/8hp(6kw) kohler electric start (18ci) engine.

William A 03-20-2013 07:49 AM

oh Model # K181ST

William A 03-20-2013 07:58 AM

Have not touched any of the electronics this machine has been in storage over 15 years.

joecaption 03-20-2013 08:04 AM

Bad key.
Stuck starter solinoid or bendix.

William A 03-20-2013 08:28 AM

key is good.bendix is good. How can I test the solenoid

joecaption 03-20-2013 08:35 AM
It may not be attached to the starter in your case, but mounted some place else but the test is the same.

Bondo 03-20-2013 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by William A (Post 1141335)
key is good.bendix is good. How can I test the solenoid

Ayuh,... The key should provide an Open circuit to the ignition, when "On", 'n should go to Ground, when "Off"...

davido30093 04-01-2013 07:05 PM

Check to see if the "kill" wire has been pulled loose or came off of the connection to the coil.

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