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Wire from condenser?

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06-12-04, 01:03 PM   #1  
Wire from condenser?

After my mower with a 5hp 130902 Briggs died last year, I parked it untill today.
I found that the wire connected to the points end of the condenser had broken and fallen out of the machine. All that is left is a short piece on the condenser but the main section is gone.
My B&S manual is AWOL and I think it goes to the coil where there is another wire but I'm not sure.

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06-12-04, 01:37 PM   #2  
The condenser should connect across the points. It's there for spark suppression purposes and will greatly increase the life of the contacts.

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06-12-04, 02:23 PM   #3  
The condensor wire connects to the coil via the same wire the points connect to the coil. The condensor is in parallel with the points and is for spark suppresion at the points.

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06-12-04, 08:13 PM   #4  
Hi Greg,the condensor on a B & S engine has two wires comming from it.One is the primary wire going to the coil,the other is a ground wire.which goes to a plastic lug with a brass looking spring tab on it mounted to the gov.plate,that is mounted on the bottom of the fuel tank.(on the inside towards the engine)

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