Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Can you remove the carburetor float bowl and check it for fuel from the tank line, coming into the carburetr thrugh the needle valve. When you run out of fuel , any debris in tank, either catches in fuel filter, which it may not have, or goes into the carburetor. Do you have fuel filter? It may be where the ice is!
I see question is still open, did you get it going?
Can you put a teaspoon of fuel direct into the spark plug hole, re-install spark plug ans see if it will fire?
It it starts and dies, the carburetor has to be the problem!
Could be plug, have you changed it? Or the kill switch may be grounding out the spark.
You test for spark at the plug , by grounding the plug while cranking, looking for spar at the plug tip, it it has spark, it should fire, and shows the kill switch is not grounding the spark, No spark, then you have to remove the kill wire from the switch, and see if you have spark with kill wire removed.
Yes, plug has to be touching metal to spark.
Kill switch ?
Page # 9 , item 11, goes to the coil # 21. wire to coil needs to be removed and test for spark again. See manual above.
Replace the ignition coil!
The coil and the magnet in the flywheel is all that makes the spark!
No, running out of gas does not affect the spark.
OK< sounds good.