Question about Swisher T14560 T - 60" Trailmower with 14 - 1/2 - Horsepower Briggs & Stratton I/C12 Volt Starter

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14.5 briggs no spark

Beginning trouble shooting. Machine has been sitting for awhile and never has had many hours.

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  • Andy Hamilton Nov 21, 2012

    THanks for following up. Sorry that I have not gotten back to you sooner. I had to back up a little before checking in to the sparking problem. Turns out the solenoid is bad and I am waiting for one to show up. Once I get that in I will again be tracking the spark around. Thanks again and I will let you know.

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To test for spark remove ground wire from ignition module and test for spark with a proper spark tester. If you have spark the module is good and the problem lies elsewhere. No spark and the module is bad and should be replaced

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  • Andy Hamilton Nov 28, 2012

    Thank you for the help. I am now getting spark and after replacing the solenoid can now crank the motor. It now seems that I am not getting gas. IF I prime the carb with a little gas it will start right up but stop immediately. Any ideas? Thanks again for all your help.

  • Jeff Hagemann Dec 03, 2012

    Since it runs on a prime you have narrowed it down to a fuel problem. Since it has been sitting for a while the fuel has likely gone bad and guimmed up the carb. I would rebuild the carb and drain the fuel tank and replace with fresh fuel. You should be ready to go then.

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