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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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Have briggs 31 hp reversed polarity on battery when i turn

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have briggs 31 hp reversed polarity on battery when i turn key over i have no power i replaced rectifier
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Have you checked the fuses on the machine? You may have blown a fuse when the battery was hooked up wrong.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
checked fuses one was blown and replaced it
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

You get nothing when the key is turned? Do you have a volt meter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nothing when turned on no dont have volt meter. you think it could be the ignition switch
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

It could but I would want to do more test before just telling you to replace it.

You don't hear any noises or anything when trying to start?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no i hear nothing i can usually turn over one click on the ignition and hear other componets that have connected to the power kick on like the water pump i replaced battery and rectifier. when i turn over i get nothing coming on
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a 12 volt test light by chance? I would want to know if you are getting power to the ignition switch but in order to find out we need a tester.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have test light
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Good. Can you get to the back of the ignition switch. If so, located the red wire going into the back of the switch and tell me it you have voltage on that wire.

Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

Good. Can you get to the back of the ignition switch. If so, located the red wire going into the back of the switch and tell me it you have voltage on that wire.