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Briggs & Stratton 170402 problem


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03-31-10, 10:34 AM   #1  
Briggs & Stratton 170402 problem

I have an old Merry Tiller with a Briggs & Stratton 170402, Type 1213-001 engine. It was stored several years ago. The gas was drained, I believe it was put up right. Now it shows no spark, I have looked at a parts diagram and can't figure out that it has any points. I also tried the spark with a brand new plug, but it wasn't the plug intended for this motor. I haven't fueled it up and tried to start it yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated, please be very specific, I am not a small engine repair person, but I can follow instructions. Also does anyone know what the horsepower of this motor is?

 
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03-31-10, 12:17 PM   #2  
Yes. it has points. Points & condenser set part# 294628.

 
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03-31-10, 06:03 PM   #3  
How do I find the points on the motor?

 
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03-31-10, 06:58 PM   #4  
under the flywheel you will need a puller

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03-31-10, 09:33 PM   #5  
I suggest replacing the coil with one that has solid state ignition and forget the points, leave them in there.


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04-04-10, 09:30 AM   #6  
Thanks for the good advice. Any tips on how to remove the clutch without buying the special tool? How can I figure out the horsepower of this motor?

 
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04-04-10, 11:38 AM   #7  
Posted By: yellow22dog Thanks for the good advice. Any tips on how to remove the clutch without buying the special tool? How can I figure out the horsepower of this motor?
If you don't have a puller, the flywheel can often be removed by----Loosening the crankshaft nut in the center of the flywheel. Back it off until it is flush with the threads. Place a large screwdriver somewhere under the flywheel and prise up while striking the nut with a hammer.
Caution must be taken to not exert too much pressure on the edge of the flywheel or what you are prising against, to cause damage. Several light to moderate taps with the hammer while prising on the flywheel will usually break it loose.
I have removed hundreds of flywheels and pulleys this way but a puller works much safer and better.

 
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04-04-10, 03:02 PM   #8  
If you do as Cheese suggests,,, All you do is replace the coil with the electronic unit...This way you leave the flywheel in place & you don't need to pull anything... Roger

 
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04-04-10, 03:56 PM   #9  
Ok I would like to do the replacement coil. What should I ask for when shopping for one?


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04-05-10, 12:10 AM   #10  
A Briggs and Stratton 398811 ignition coil. Around $40.


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