Murray 30" Rear Engine Mower - Switch Help (does not turn off)

fixit_joe

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I took the engine cover off of the engine and i traced the terminal wire for the ignition coil is connected to the frame of the engine (see picture). This makes sense why the engine switch does not shut off the engine when in the off position. One more question, what type of wire can I use to re-route the terminal wire for the ignition coil - solid brass wire like shown in picture or can I use a braided electrical wire?

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I took the engine cover off of the engine and i traced the terminal wire for the ignition coil is connected to the frame of the engine (see picture). This makes sense why the engine switch does not shut off the engine when in the off position. One more question, what type of wire can I use to re-route the terminal wire for the ignition coil - solid brass wire like shown in picture or can I use a braided electrical wire?

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You should use stranded automotive wire,16 to 20 gauge. This kill switch wire doesn't carry much current. Solid copper wire has no use on anything that has any vibration to it. The shaking,even a little will fatigue the wire ,leading to breakage and circuit failure.
 

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You should use stranded automotive wire,16 to 20 gauge. This kill switch wire doesn't carry much current. Solid copper wire has no use on anything that has any vibration to it. The shaking,even a little will fatigue the wire ,leading to breakage and circuit failure.
Thank you for answering. I am set to finally get the switch to turn off the motor after having to flood the carburetor for over 7 years. Thanks to all!
 

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Note: Your choke engagement linkage is incorrectly installed.
 
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