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Briggs & Stratton Small Engine Won’T Start

130202/3116-01

The 3 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Small engine won’t start are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.

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Spark Plug - Part # 1568001 Mfg Part # 796112S

Spark Plug

RepairClinic Item # 1568001

If the small engine won't start the spark plug might be defective. All small engines have an ignition coil. The coil is the device that provides spark for the spark plug(s). If the coil is bad power won't get to the spark plug(s). The coil is essentially a small, induction generator. It is mounted next to the flywheel. The flywheel has one or more strong, embedded magnets. As the flywheel spins, the magnet(s) zip past the induction coil, this action of a magnet passing past a coil induces a voltage. Depending on the design of the coil and the strength of the magnets, a stronger or weaker spark can be created and delivered to the spark plug(s). Each time the flywheel spins around a spark is generated. The best way to test a spark plug is to use a spark plug tester. The spark plug should have a strong, visible spark between the electrodes when the engine is cranking. If it doesn't, replace it.

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Recoil Starter - Part # 1610703 Mfg Part # 390463

Recoil Starter

RepairClinic Item # 1610703

If the small engine won't start the recoil starter assembly might not be engaging with the crankshaft and turning over the engine. Remove the starter assembly to see if it is functioning properly.

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Air Cleaner - Part # 1651811 Mfg Part # 494279

Air Cleaner

RepairClinic Item # 1651811

If the small engine won't start the air cleaner might be clogged. Remove the air cleaner and replace with the correct filter.

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