The engine runs fine but when it has been in use for a period of time(30min ish) and the engine is switched off when we come to start it again it wont start.
OK you are going to have to spell this out a bit for me firstly where will
I find the spark plug on the engine?
What do you mean when you say "with the spark plug grounded" ?
Lastly what would it mean if the coil is failing?
This is not an old tractor
OK the various model numbers are
Model 2198 7 0371 05 81 ZA
It is my gardener who is operating the machine but he seems to have it on half choke when he is trying to start it.
Very conscious of not flooding the engine.
My gardener has taken the battery out to put it on charge to see if that helps and I am not able to try your suggestions tonight as he has left now and wont be back until Thursday.
Can you make any further suggestions if these don't work?
You mentioned something about a coil failing?