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Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician
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I put regular unleaded gas in yesterday I just bought it.i

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I put regular unleaded gas in yesterday I just bought it.i ran one tank of gas in now its not running.what can I do to get it running again
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: i bought it Saturday on sale
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: what can i do to get running again
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 month ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. What type ofequipment are you having trouble with ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
troybilt weed eater2cycle
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 month ago.

Ok you did premix the gas with 2 cycle oil right ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have already put money on line for my answer are you guys a rip off or what
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 month ago.

Ok , I have to ask questions to diagnose the problem , I can't see the weedeater in person so I have to ask questions, did you premix the 2 cycle oil in the gas can before adding gas to the trimmer ? , if you added it directly to the trimmer that may be the problem

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I do not have a I phone you said you answer my question about answer my I did put the oil in the can first then the gas
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I like for to answer on computer
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 month ago.
Ok , the phone call offer is automatically offered by just answer , not by the tech. We can keep working on the computer
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 month ago.
Can you remove the air filter and pour a few drops of gas down in the carburetor and see if it starts momentarily
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I tried that
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 month ago.
Did it try to start at all
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no it did not I even spray starter fluid in car.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 month ago.

Ok , it could be not getting spark at the plug , have you checked to see if it's getting spark ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
no
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 month ago.

That's what I would do next , if the kill switch is faulty it could be sticking since you shut it off and not allowing soark . Have you pressed the stop switch a fee times to see maybe if it's stuck etc ?