Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go.
We need to determine if the reason your engine will not re-start, after you turn it off, is fuel related, or ignition related.
Are you familiar with checking for spark to your spark plug?
I would like for you to check something for me, when you have a chance. Tie your operator control bar again, and wait until your engine fail to start, then check to see if you are getting spark to your spark plug. There are two ways to check for spark. You can remove your spark plug, then re-attach your spark plug wire. Ground the threaded end of your spark plug to your cylinder head. Watch for a spark, as you get someone to pull your rope for. See attachment below.
If you have some carburetor cleaner, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start back up, during the times your engine is hard to start. If your engine starts briefly, This will help to determine if you are getting spark to your spark plug.
We can continue from here. Thanks!