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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Have 11:00 Premier DR with a Briggs & Stratton Engine 249cc.

Customer Question

Have 11*****Chipper with a Briggs & Stratton Engine 249cc. I just changed the filters and sparkplug, yearly maintenance. Motor was running before service but idling rough. Now she 2won't start. pull chord is hard and kicks back. Doesn't even sound close to starting. Any ideas? Dave
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Remove the spark plug and see if the engine will spin free, it may have fluid on top of the piston. At same time, check for spark at the plug with it grounded.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

did you drain the fuel bowl on the carburetor to see if it may have water in it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I drained the fuel bowl and checked the fuel for water.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Does it spin free with spark plug out, and do you have spark?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

my last response shows as customer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Spins free with spark plug out.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Does it have spark?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

Next would be to check the valves!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Doesn't appear to have a spark.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

briggs engine, locate the coil next to the flywheel and remove the small black kill wire and try spark again. No spark with kill wire removed, bad coil. If it has spark, the kill circuit is grounding out the spark,

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.

I see question still open, did you find coil to be bad?