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1972 Briggs & Stratton Engine caused Electric Shock!?


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03-03-12, 03:22 AM   #1  
1972 Briggs & Stratton Engine caused Electric Shock!?

I rebuilt a 1972 Briggs & Stratton Lawnmower Engine all worked ok - but when i fired it up i got a massive Electric Shock! Threw me to the other side of the garage! Could anyone tell me what might of caused this?? thanks

 
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03-03-12, 05:47 AM   #2  
There is a kill wire that should be hooked up to the throttle, near the end of the throttle linkage. If that was loose and dangling, perhaps touching the frame, I could imagine a sudden shock. If the plug wire is cut, pinched under the shroud that would short out the plug. The condenser wire under the flywheel could also have been rubbed bare somewhere along their length, especially under the aluminum cap that covers the points and condenser.

 
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03-05-12, 03:49 AM   #3  
missing and not reaching full revs

[SUP]do i have to set the coil on my briggs and stratton,since ive put it back together it seems to be missing and not reaching full revs[/SUP]

 
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03-05-12, 04:52 AM   #4  
Yes, the coil must be properly gaped. A business card is often used but a feeler gauge is more accurate. But, if the engine is missing (possible ignition problem) and you are getting shocked (ignition system related) you should also suspect a bad wire. Have you checked the stuff that XSleeper listed?

 
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03-07-12, 07:14 AM   #5  
thank you for your amazing advice my engine is now shock free.

 
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03-07-12, 11:21 AM   #6  
which one was it? Out of curiosity.


 
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03-08-12, 08:46 AM   #7  
since i set the coil it aint shocked me,thanks again for your advice.

 
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03-15-12, 11:59 AM   #8  
engine wont tick over

hi could you tell me why my engine wont tickover when i take the choke off

 
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03-15-12, 02:41 PM   #9  
If the engine only runs with the choke closed then something in the carburetor is clogged/plugged. A good cleaning if often all it needs.

 
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