Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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To see if you are getting a spark you would put a screwdriver through the top sparkplug contact and place it down the housing and hold with your foot and pull the start cord and see if indeed there is a spark
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You stated that you replaced your flywheel key. Was your original flywheel key sheared?
Due to the fact that you cannot hold your screwdriver, and pull your rope at the same time, I know of another way for you to check for spark.
Re-insert your spark plug, and put your spark plug wire back onto your spark plug. Spray a small burst of carburetor cleaner, or starting fluid directly into your carburetor, then pull your rope. If your engine attempts to start, then your spark plug is getting spark.
Let me know, and you and I can continue from here. Thanks!
Thanks for your response. Did you re-set the gap between your flywheel magnets, and your magneto module? If not, you will need to set gap at .010", using a feeler gauge. You can also use a business card to set your gap. The thickness of a business card is close enough to work just fine for you.
Also make sure your flywheel nut/bolt is tight enough, or your flywheel key will shear again. Did you initially hit a solid object, that sheared your original key?
Very good! Please let me know what you find. Thanks!