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I have a Briggs & Stratton 7K generator. New battery, plug,

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Hi I have a Briggs & Stratton 7K generator. New battery, plug, oil, filter, ECT. The unit ran after some time sitting. Died quickly due to stuck carb. Cleaned carb and went to start it up, but no action at all. I inadvertently left the switch on run so I thought the battery was dead. Went to jump it and now no matter what I do the battery terminals spark and heat up when I connect them. I'm confused. Help?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes, brand new fuel.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes, if possible

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

No that's it. I can't figure out why the battery is sparking when connecting. It was working yesterday

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Remove the spark plug and let the fuel out! Engine is locked, due to fluid on top of piston. Starter can't turn it!

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Hi Curtis, this is why the battery is sparking when connecting?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

maybe not, maybe the starter solenoid is stuck!

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Tap on the solenoid, to see if ti will free up.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Alright let me get out there, be right back
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Well I got nothing. I was able to connect the battery without the sparks but now there is no power it seems when I turn the switch to on.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Do you have a voltmeter to test battery voltage, and to see if the power is to the solenoid.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ha, yes and no...batteries crapped out so it's not working. Think that I need to get that first so I can see where the current dies. It could be the solenoid but, going to get batteries for the meter and will get back you later. Thanks
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

OK>

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I'm afraid my voltmeter is done even with new batteries. I'll have to out and pick one up tomorrow. Thanks for the comments. Can we pick this up tomorrow?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

Sure, use link in your email to get back here.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 8 months ago

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

I see question is still open, did you see my response?

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