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I have a JD F710 bout about a year ago. The tractor came with a PTO switch that is not a JD switch, it's a plunger style and it's not wired correctly. I'm on my 3rd Coil and ignitor and believe that the switch is causing the issue with the coil. I am ordering the correct switch from John Deere. Does anyone have a pic of the correct wiring for this PTO? Or perhaps could send me a copy of the wiring from the Tech Manual? Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

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I have a JD F710 bout about a year ago. The tractor came with a PTO switch that is not a JD switch, it's a plunger style and it's not wired correctly. I'm on my 3rd Coil and ignitor and believe that the switch is causing the issue with the coil. I am ordering the correct switch from John Deere. Does anyone have a pic of the correct wiring for this PTO? Or perhaps could send me a copy of the wiring from the Tech Manual? Any help is greatly appreciated!
Got the correct switch, and put it in. Seems to work...
Can anyone tell me what or how the igniter works? Also it's a Kawasaki fc540v engine.

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Got the correct switch, and put it in. Seems to work...
Can anyone tell me what or how the igniter works? Also it's a Kawasaki fc540v engine.

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This ignitor mounts next to the flywheel. There is an air gap measurement that must be maintained. I usually place a business card between the ignitor and the flywheel and then tighten the screws so I can loosely pull the the card out with slight drag.

The ignitor coil builds a magnetic field. The flywheel has a notch cut into. When the notch passes thru the magnetic field it causes the field to collapse and the spark plug to fire, ok yes this oversimplified but for trouble shooting it gets the idea across.

If your coil keeps failing make sure the air gap is set correct and that you have the correct spark plug and that it is gapped correctly.
 
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