Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Engine is cranking, but not starting? If you remove the spark plug, and put a teaspoon of fuel direct into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug, will engine start for a few seconds? If it does, you are not getting fuel t the cylinder from the carburetor, Does the carburetor have an electric solenoid in the base of it? This is solenoid that plugs the main jet in the carburetor and has to open as soon as the key is turned on. Has to have 12 volts . It may not be opening.
So the after fire solenoid ti is broken and you are not getting power to it. The solenoid is sold separately, and is found with the carburetor parts. Do you have the full model number, to go with the 287707-????-??
Or you can eliminate the inner tip of the solenoid, and reinstall the solenoid as a dummy. None of the older engines use it.
You have to remove the inner tip, that plugs the main jet. The reinstall it and use it lie a bowl bolt Nothing attached to it, and tape up the wire that would go to it, so it does not short out.
That should let engine start and run.
That should do it. or replace the solenoid with a bowl bolt!
yes, no need to power a dead fuel solenoid@
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