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Engine on chpper/shredder by Gen. Power equip.Co won't start.

At beginning the engine ran some seconds, then stopped & would not start. At that point the spark plug was wet with gas & dirty. So I supposed it out of gas & got some. Now it has gas. I cleaned spark plug. 5 o 6 tries with choke on full, & throttle ditto brought no combustion. Examining the spark plug, I found it not wet with gas. What should I do next. I have no manual..

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  • cpst202 May 12, 2009

    I get a thin spark when the plug is exposed & lying on the engine top. How fat should a spark be, & what gap is usual? Can gas vapor is the cylinder kill a weak spark?
    Can the magneto be helped by disassembly & cleaning?
    How many times should try starting & get a flooded engine? I'm wondering if the gas line is plugged.


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U will need to see if it has spark to the plug, i suspect it u will find it doesn't, if this is the case u will need to check the magneto and the connection to it.

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    yadayada May 12, 2009

    sounds like u have a very weak spark, the pressure in the cylinder will kill the spark, the higher the cylinder pressure the harder it is for the spark to jump the plug gap, u may have a defective Magneto, if u have points check them and see if they are pitted or burned..

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