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What is the spark gap on a craftsman 5 hp snowblower ?

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What is the spark gap on a craftsman 5 hp snowblower ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

curtis b :

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !!

curtis b :

.030 in would be plug gap. Do you have spark on the plug when it is removed and grounded as you spin engine?

Customer :

Hi Curtis , I haven't tried that

curtis b :

Is this Briggs engine Or something else.

curtis b :

The model number does not show the engine.

curtis b :

If you put teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole and re-install the spark plug, will t fire for few seconds.

curtis b :

Do you have new plug?

Customer :

Tucumech (spelling) the spark wire boot is so deep . How do I get it to a ground?

curtis b :

You can use a jumper wire on, or just try the fuel in the spark plug hole.

curtis b :

Tecumseh and Briggs both use one single kill wire on the coil. If this wire is disconnected, w ill engine start?

curtis b :

If engine fires with fuel in cylinder, the carburetor needs to be checked.

curtis b :

With fuel smell in exhaust , more likely a spark problem.

curtis b :

http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_125k02_ignition.asp

Customer :

That was my first thought ,possibly varnished ? I thought sure I had run all fuel out . I didnt need it last year because we had a very open winter .

curtis b :

Here is link showing the Briggs ignition, yours should be similar.

Customer :

Ok thanks

curtis b :

Same site has carburetor breakdowns.

Customer :

How do I get you again if I need you ?

curtis b :

Let me change this to question and answer and there will be link in your email.

curtis b :

ok?

Customer :

If I am sucessful how do I add to your kudos?

Customer :

Ok got it thank you so much

curtis b :

Thank you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.


What is best to clean the carb of varnish?


 

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Best to disassemble and use a carburetor soak solution and let it soak overnight , then clean it and install with any new parts needed. Most auto supplies carry a 1 gallon can of cleaner with a basket for the small parts.

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