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You and I need to determine if our problem is fuel related, or if it is ignition related. If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start right back up and run briefly.
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Thank you for checking. If your engine will not attempt to start, if you use starting fluid, then it is likely that you are not getting a spark to your spark plug.
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It is possible that either your kill switch is bad, or your ignition coil is at fault.
You can disconnect the kill switch wire from your ignition coil, then check for spark again. If you get a spark, then your kill switch is likely the cause of our problem. If you do not get a spark, then your ignition coil is likely at fault.
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