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2016/12/28 06:37:52 (permalink)
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Briggs 10hp no spark

I have a 5000 watt generator powered by a 10 hp Briggs and Stratton. I am getting no spark now. When I first bought it, I rebuilt the carb and it cranked up, but immediately quit running. I knew I was getting fuel, so I started diagnosing ignition. I pulled the cowling and I checked the grounding wires. I could get spark with no wires attached to the magneto, so I assumed I had a grounding problem. I traced it to the oil sensor and disconnected it. Fully expecting to get spark, I was amazed when it did not. Before I did all of that, I removed the magneto and tested it with an ohm meter. It showed some resistance, but still no spark when grounding the spark plug. I do not have a spark tester. So I replaced the magneto. Still no spark when connecting and grounding the plug. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Briggs 10hp no spark 2016/12/28 18:41:26 (permalink)
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    It may sound stupid but ensure you are not installing the magneto upside down. Don't laugh, it has happened.
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    Re: Briggs 10hp no spark 2017/01/06 13:28:08 (permalink)
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    Dkholc I pulled the cowling and I checked the grounding wires. I could get spark with no wires attached to the magneto, so I assumed I had a grounding problem.



    Since you get a spark without kill wire attached then it's grounding magneto out. Check the wiring for any breaks.
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