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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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My trimmer won't trim. I was using it this morning, it was

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My trimmer won't trim. I was using it this morning, it was hot outside, and it just quit like out of gas, but it wasn't. I did add gas -- no start. The engine is free and it did spark once, but now it is acting like there is no spark at all. It was bought new in March.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes and yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Hopefully
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Is it possible that the gas, about a month old, was bad? I added the mix to it when I bought the gas and have used the same tank several times since.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Do you have a new spark plug you could try? Always the first thing to try!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not...that would be simple
Any other possible issues? I just figured it was new, so the plug should be good, but that could be
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
would a plug usually just die mid stream? It was working fine and just quit. I will check it though. thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Can be anything, but not that unusual for original plug to fail. Do you have spark at the plug if you remove it and ground it to the engine metal, and spin engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't even have the right plug socket. I'll get one tomorrow and see if this works. I'll let you know...thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

oK> Thanks