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Died while using. Had been running fine then seemed like the

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died while using. Had been running fine then seemed like the timing changed and it died immediately. Tried to restart but no luck. Have tried several times since but the battery was dead. Charged battery-same thing. A week later the battery was dead again.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is Joe and I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.

First thing to check on these is if the fuel shutoff valve failed and is dumping fuel into the engine (pull the dipstick for oil and see if it is overfull and smells like gas), if not then next check spark, fuel to carb (starting fluid can be used to try and start as a test), compression, timing is usually ralted to a twisted/sheered key on the shaft. Have the battery load tested, if weak it will not start the engine.

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