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#1 woopud OFFLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2014 - 05:49 PM

I got this engine for my Sears GT16 project but have a question about the wires coming from the engine.  The red one is the ignition that I figured out.  There's a blue wire that has a connector to a black wire that goes to the carburatorbowl, what is that wire for?



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Posted January 31, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Have you had a look on the Briggs site to see if they have a manual for that engine. There may be a fuel solenoid on the carb that is activated by the extra wire but I've never seen one of those engines so it's just a guess. 



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Posted January 31, 2014 - 06:06 PM

So, it's a solenoid screwed in the bottom of the carburator?  What is it suppose to do?


Edited by woopud, January 31, 2014 - 06:06 PM.


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Posted January 31, 2014 - 06:19 PM

Prevent backfiring on shutdown by shutting off fuel flow.



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Posted January 31, 2014 - 07:25 PM

They're a pain in the BUTT.Those Solenoids only last for a few years before they burn up.They basically Stop fuel flow through the main jet once the engine is off.

 

They get power and open up when the Key is turned to the Start and Run positions.If they go bad or get no power the engine will not start.There's a simple way to render them useless that I am more than happy to share with you.PM me with a Pic of your Solenoid if you want to permanently disable the little troublesome bugger.

 

Warning this is considered a Safety feature on these engines (just like a neutral safety switch and or Brake safety switch) is only to be disabled at ones own risk. :rolling:


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Posted January 31, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Prevent backfiring on shutdown by shutting off fuel flow.

:bigrofl: I wish.

 

 

 

 

BANG !


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Posted January 31, 2014 - 09:46 PM

:bigrofl: I wish.

 

 

 

 

BANG !

I didn't meant to imply that is what they do, just that it is what they are intended to do.


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Posted January 31, 2014 - 09:52 PM

Eh, no harm done, just had a moment, not making fun of your post, just the solenid, hate those things.

You are right, regretablly they wear out very quickly and then,.......the god forsaken BANG !!!



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Posted March 24, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Still trying to figure out the wiring, I only need the red wire for the ignition right?  How do I disable the solenoid?






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