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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Just installed a new Briggs and Stratton engine and it wont

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Just installed a new Briggs and Stratton engine and it wont start
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Model number? Single or twin? Is engine electric start? Is engine turning, just not starting?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It's a 2015 quantum series 190cc with 6.75 lbs gross torque .

I think model # ***** be 15040156

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Pull start. Turning but not starting.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Single cylinder, pull start. Remove spark plug, and with the spark plug grounded see if you have spark. If it has spark put a teaspoon of fuel into the spark plug hole, re-install the spark plug and see if the engine will start for few seconds.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

There is no spark

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Check your kill switch, it is likely grounding out the spark.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

There doesn't appear to be a kill switch.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
What is application, Usually when you push throttle to off, it has small switch on the throttle linkage that makes contact with the kill wire from the coil. Locate the kill wire and see where it goes to.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

That didn't work

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.
Model number, example(###) ###-####B1