Do lawn mowers have a proper 'timing' adjustment? The reason I ask is because when it ran, it seemed to be having a timing issue - misfiring and such as it barely ran following the problem surfacing.
How does a person determine if the coil is creating the problem? I assume that with an ohm-meter, one can tell if the primary is OK but how about the secondary part of the ignition? I held the spark plug cable and gently pulled the start cord but couldn't feel much 'zap' but notably, some was there.
I think this might be down to the ignition system side or perhaps even the carb (filthy air cleaner I pulled off that may have allowed dust through) and really don't want to just keep throwing money into it if the money would be better spent on another mower but obviously, would like to save it if I can.
Does the magneto (or coil) have a surface that can be cleaned (air gap with the flywheel) to help the spark issue ???
Would appreciate any pointers from any lawn mower mechanics to help me decide again, if I should just dump it and buy another one... It's a 7hp motor on approx a 3 year old walk behind, self propelled mower. TIA for any feedback...