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Self propelled electric start. Won't start. No spark at spark plug. Getting fuel to spark plug. Replaced plug. Still getting no spark. I have never used the electric start. Ran fine last year. Any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Disconnect small wire at ignition module. Then check for spark. If no spark, replace ignition module. If there is spark, then there is a short in the kill wire or engine control cable is not adjusted correctly.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
May be a blockage in the carburetor. If it's a briggs motor or tecumseh motor on it, check the flywheel key. On a briggs if the key is sheared you'll have no spark at all. If it's a Tecumseh and the key is sheared, you'll probably have spark, but this throws the timing off and could possible show signs of wanting to start, but may be pulling the pull cord handle out of your hand when it tries to catch. Be very careful of this. Tecumseh will give you a spark but if the key is sheared then it'll be the timing. Also, check the brake band on the flywheel and make sure the ground wire isn't off or shorted. Good luck.
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
Sounds like you will need to clean your carburetor.
Sometimes you can get by with priming it a few times, and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.
If the mower/weedeater is over a couple years old, then I also recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank.
When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, You will first seat the jet screws and count the number of turns it takes to seat the jets from their original position.
That way when you go to put the jets back in, you know how many turns they were in/out.
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Posted on Jun 02, 2010
If you replaced the plug and still dont have any spark you probably need a new coil. If you do it yourself and find the coil on Ebay or a good onliine parts seller you could do it for a reasonable price.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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