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Engine Won't Start? Ignition Coil Testing, Troubleshooting

Small engine won't start? This video demonstrates how to test both an ignition coil and a spark plug on a small engine. The ignition coil and spark plug are commonly replaced parts for a small engine that won't start. Small engines are found in lawn mowers, snowblowers, leaf blowers, edgers, pressure washers, generators, and other outdoor power equipment.

Other commonly replaced parts for a small engine that is not starting are:

Recoil starter
Start switch
Safety switch
On/off switch
Flywheel key
Air filter

All of the information provided in this part testing video is applicable to the following brands:
Briggs & Stratton, Craftsman, Echo, Homelite, Honda, Kawasaki, Kohler, LCT, MTD, Poulan, Ryobi, Tecumseh, Toro
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