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Yard macine model 139cc will not start. Has gas and oil... where is the spark plug located on the lawn mower? I would like to replace it.

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The spark plug is at the end of the thick black wire in the middle of the front of the engine or looking at the mower from the front, it is to the left of center. Make sure you set the spark plug gap before installing it new. The gap is probably around .030". They have tools for doing this at the auto parts store. Sometimes and older plug can be cleaned with a stiff wire brush and some solvent and gapped properly and continue to work well.

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