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13.5 Briggs& Stratton yard machine was backfiring took carb

Customer Question

13.5 Briggs& Stratton yard machine was backfiring took carb off replaced the silinode on bottom of carb now won't start
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Plug was closed opened it this was after I put the carb back on it was starting but back firing before I took the carb off
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

Can you hear your fuel shut off solenoid click, if you turn your ignition switch on and off?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
No
Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

Do you have a 12 volt tester light, or a multimeter?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Waiting on answer
Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

Do you have a 12 volt tester light, or a multimeter?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
What do you mean
Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

We need to check to see if you are getting power to your fuel shut off solenoid.

Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

If the wires that attach to your solenoid, does not have 12 volts, it will not work, and will not allow gas to enter your carburetor.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
How do I do that
Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

You have to have a tester to check your voltage.

Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

Can you borrow a tester?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I've got one
Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

Remove the wires from your solenoid, and turn your ignition switch on, then check each wire to see if you detect voltage.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I have 12.4
Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

Thanks for checking.

Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

You stated that you replaced your solenoid. Is your solenoid brand new?

Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

If you are getting 12.4 volts to your solenoid, but your solenoid does not click as you turn your ignition switch on and off, is an indication that it is not working properly.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
With the solenoid unscrewed it is moving up & down but no noise
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Are we still connected
Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

I am back with you.

Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

Check to see if you are getting a continuous flow of gas from your fuel tank, to your carburetor. To do this, remove the fuel hose from your carburetor, and place it in a suitable container. Watch to see if your gas flows freely, and continuously.

Expert:  Donald replied 15 days ago.

You and I can continue from here. Thanks!