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Posted March 30, 2016 - 01:36 PM

Hello, I just picked up an old gardener with a Briggs engine (not sure of the hp, no ID tag) and it has no spark. I have pulled the flywheel and everything looks good but I have no idea what to do try and get it to fire and I don't want to tear it apart and screw things up, can anyone help me ?? I would appreciate any help ! Thank you


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 01:38 PM

Welcome to GTTalk! I cannot help with the Gardener engine, but there are those on here that probably can.
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Posted March 30, 2016 - 02:12 PM

Welcome,I'm sure some one who knows these will along
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Posted March 30, 2016 - 02:34 PM

Check that the kill wire isn't grounded,and also check that the condenser hasn't gone to ground.Could also be a safety switch somewhere.


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 02:47 PM

The Briggs that was used on the Gardener was the BR6. That was a model B with 6-1 gear reduction. The first thing I would try would be to run some real fine sand paper through the points then clean them up good with brake cleaner or contact cleaner. I think the gap should be .020.


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 03:05 PM

Welcome :wave:

 

I second checking the points and cleaning them if these sit a while the points will oxidize


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 03:20 PM

I don't see any points to file and regap


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 03:21 PM

I will check again


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 03:55 PM

Points and Condenser are behind the flywheel.


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 04:19 PM

I know where they were supposed to be ... I found them, they had a plastic cover over them and was throwing me off ...thanks for tbe help !



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Posted March 30, 2016 - 04:23 PM

Also, Dont let parts availability scare you, you can still find most of the ignition parts and I have quite a few instock


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 06:20 PM

I had one I lost spark to and found it was the coil - NLA.  Changed it over to battery ignition and it run great.  Used a small 12 V battery and standard 12V ignition coil with a voltage drop resistor.  Just in case you run into that situation.  Good luck with your gardener.


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 06:23 PM

Check that the kill wire isn't grounded,and also check that the condenser hasn't gone to ground.Could also be a safety switch somewhere.

I don't think they knew what safety switches were when that BR6 was made.  Kill wire was a tab on the head that contacted the plug when you pushed it down.  Had to jab you a little David.  :poke:   :dancingbanana:


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Posted March 30, 2016 - 06:28 PM

I don't think they knew what safety switches were when that BR6 was made.  Kill wire was a tab on the head that contacted the plug when you pushed it down.  Had to jab you a little David.  :poke:   :dancingbanana:

I figured that when I posted..But to be honest I have no clue what a Bolens Huski even is...LOL...I just saw B&S and figured it was worth a try. :D

 
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