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Small engine won’t start

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Common solutions for: Small engine won’t start
Solution 1:
Spark Plug
Inspect the spark plug for signs of wear or damage. If the porcelain insulator is cracked, an electrode is burned away or damaged, or there is heavy carbon buildup at the electrode, replace the spark ...plug. To determine if the spark plug is defective, use a spark plug tester. You should see a strong spark between the tester’s terminals when the engine is cranking. If there is no spark, this indicates that the spark plug is defective and should be replaced.
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Wood Chipper Spark Plug
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Solution 2:
Carburetor
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the engine for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, lea...ving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.
Required Part
Wood Chipper Carburetor
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Solution 3:
Ignition Coil
The ignition coil sends voltage to the spark plug while the engine is running. If the ignition coil is defective, the engine may not start. Before replacing the ignition coil, ensure that the spark pl...ug is working properly. If you have confirmed that the spark plug is working properly, test the ignition coil with an ignition coil tester. If the ignition coil is defective, replace it.
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Wood Chipper Ignition Coil
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Solution 4:
Flywheel Key
The flywheel key might have sheared in half. The flywheel key is a small metal piece which fits into the crankshaft and engages with the flywheel. If the engine stops suddenly, the flywheel key breaks... in half to prevent damage to the engine. To determine if the flywheel key is broken, remove the flywheel from the engine and inspect the flywheel key. If the flywheel key is broken, replace it.
Required Part
Wood Chipper Flywheel Key
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Solution 5:
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter assembly engages the crankshaft to turn over the engine. If the recoil starter assembly is defective, the engine won't start. Remove the starter assembly and inspect it to determine... if it is working properly. When you pull the starter rope, tabs extending from the pulley and cam should grab the hub on the engine, causing the engine to turn. When you release the rope, the tabs should retract and the rope should rewind back on the pulley. If the recoil starter assembly is not working properly, replace it.
Required Part
Wood Chipper Recoil Starter
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Solution 6:
Safety Switch
The safety switch can be tested with a multimeter to determine if it is defective. ...
Required Part
Wood Chipper Safety Switch
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Solution 7:
Start Switch
If the start switch is difficult to turn or works intermittently, replace it. To determine if the start switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. The switch should have an open ...contact in the 'on' position and a closed contact in the 'off' position.
Required Part
Wood Chipper Start Switch
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Solution 8:
On - Off Switch
The on-off switch can be tested with a multimeter to determine if it is defective....
Required Part
Wood Chipper On - Off Switch
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