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#1 dmcjt850 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:42 PM

For those of us that didn't pay attention in small engine repair in high school, does the fly wheel need to come off to replace the ignition coil? According to my tester something is weak and the plug new.
And I found the gas tank was full of sand and rocks along with some rust.

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:46 PM

What kind of engine? Most B&S ones were above the flywheel while most K series Kohlers and tecumseh's were behind the flywheel


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:48 PM

if it's a briggs yes it does the one wire goes there . chances are if your not getting spark your points need to be cleaned and they are behind the flywheel or if it's weak could be the condenser might be going

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 09:04 PM

Well I guess I will be looking up how to remove the fly wheel on the B&S tonight.

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 10:31 PM

Does your Briggs have points or is it electronic ignition?



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Posted May 17, 2016 - 05:53 AM

again I didn't pay much attention in small engine repair in high school, I know my way around a car engine and my ford tractor but small engines not so much. its a pull start has a ignition coil ? under the cover with one wire going under the flywheel and one coming from under the flywheel. it doesn't go to anything but I'm assuming it goes to the toggle switch on the hood.



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Posted May 17, 2016 - 05:55 AM

oh yeah DougT, im also a Doug T. funny.



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Posted May 17, 2016 - 06:37 AM

Download the B&S Repairmans Manual(the newer one) and look through it. Good Luck, Rick






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