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I have a Troy Bilt vac with an intermittent grounding

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Hello. I have a Troy Bilt chipper vac with an intermittent grounding problem. I tested the dead-man safety switch and it functions correctly. I can't see how the green wire is run because of the engine cowling but it is grounded even when disconnected at each end.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

The wires should lead back to the coil which kills the spark from the coil

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Is the one with the 2 leads going to the engine the one your talking about

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Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

If you remove the engine shroud you will have a lead wire going to the coil , if you unhook ot it disables the ground . If you still have no spark it could be a bad coil