Briggs and stratton wood chipper kill wire


Old 07-15-18, 06:59 PM
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Briggs and stratton wood chipper kill wire

I am not a small engines guy in the lease. I have a 10 hp briggs and stratton engine on a wood chipper that was given to me but it does not run. There was no spark to the plug and it was tarnished so I replaced it. New gas was put in, still did not fire... I took the gas tank off and I see a wire just hanging there that I am assuming is a kill switch but there is no where for it to go, it is just hanging there. I am not positive that this is why the engine will not turn over but a wire just hanging there seems odd to me.Name:  20180715_201234.jpg
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Old 07-15-18, 11:08 PM
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The last photo is the kill switch. If it is unplugged, then it should spark. Are you grounding the plug when checking for spark? Make sure the plug is touching metal on the engine and check for spark, if no spark, then take the engine shroud off and unplug the kill wire from the coil and check for spark again. If still no spark, the coil is bad.
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