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My Tecumseh (electric start)...

My Tecumseh (electric start) won't kick over. Worked fine last winter. Has gas, followed starting instructions. I pulled the spark plug and pushed electric start and can't see spark on plug.

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

Yes on fuel, shut off valve open. Don't know about clean fuel. I didn't empty tank last Spring. Shouldn't I be able to see a spark?

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

I'd like to.

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

Not that I can think of.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Hi I'm Wayne

I will be assisting you with this issue today

yes, you should see spark, but it may not have

a good ground was it laid on the engine

try a teaspoonful of gas in the plug hole

install plug again, and start it should run 2-3 seconds

Let me know

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago

Hi

Just following up with you

Did my answer help you ??

Wayne

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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 7 months ago

Hi

I took the time to answer your question

please take the time to respond to me

Have a Merry Christmas

Wayne

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