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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Snapper tiller w/Briggs 5 hp. (Model 135292/Type 012701/Code

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Snapper tiller w/Briggs 5 hp. (Model 135292/Type 012701/Code 960109YB). Left it out after use & received heavy rain. Wouldn't start. Removed cover, magneto, cleaned up rust on magnet & armature, reinstalled w/.10 gap & got one pop. Nothing more. Replaced mag & spark plug. Nothing. Tried disconnecting kill wire. Nothing. Tried different gap settings from .08 to .13. Nothing. Pulled off front of flywheel & can see that key is in place & not broken. Totally stumped. Help!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Will it run if you put a teaspoon of fuel direct into the spark plug hole?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If it does, the carburetor needs to be drained . Check the bowl for water and debris.