Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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How long before it will restart? Do you have a full flow of fuel to the carburetor?
In the carburetor will be an electric solenoid, that plugs the main jet, if it does not stay open, engine will not run.
Check the fuel solenoid, best test is to remove it and plug the hole for test.
The fuel solenoid has to have 12 volts as long as the key is on
If solenoid does not stay open, you can remove the inner tip,, that closes the main jet, and install it as a dummy, and use engine.
I need the full engine model number. Looking at 61E engines show to be fuel injected, no carburetor?
Just using a basic model, 947 is the carbureror fuel solenoid, See link below.
With Briggs twin engine, not likley spark issue, unless it ha soil pressure shutoff. But the fuel solenoid is a common failure item!