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Ok, I learned how to test the solenoid and I...

Ok, I learned how to test the solenoid and I learned how to test the dead-man switch under the seat (even if I didn't figure out which terminals were involved). However, the most important lesson...
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Progress! Jumpering across the solenoid does get...

Progress! Jumpering across the solenoid does get the engine to turn over, so it must be one of the safety switches.

How many different safety switches are there? I know about the dead-man's...
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Scotts Lawn Tractor L17.542 - Died, and won't crank

I have a Scotts L17.542 that sat unused for a good 6 months. It's old and starting to nickle and dime me on parts. I decided to try and resurrect it: cleaned carbuertor, charged battery and sure...
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I took the carb apart and cleaned everything...

I took the carb apart and cleaned everything again. The fuel tank looked very rusty on the inside, so I swapped it with another identical fuel tank and the engine restarted the first time. So, it...
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Not sure I'm qualified to remove the flywheel...

Not sure I'm qualified to remove the flywheel (and from web browsing, it looks like I need a flywheel clutch tool, which I don't have), so I'll try cleaning the fuel tank. Is there a particular type...
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Question B&S 5HP rebuilt carb, won't start again

I have an MTD chipper/shredder with a Briggs & Stratton 5HP engine (135212 Type 0272-01). Had not been taken care of, so I installed a carb kit, new plug air filter & pre-cleaner and used the...
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Thanks,: that took care of it! Drained the oil,...

Thanks,: that took care of it! Drained the oil, replaced the air filter, sprayed the carb with gumout, put fresh oil back in, and it started right up. Spewed smoke for about 10 seconds, and then...
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I strongly suspect (and sincerely hope) you're...

I strongly suspect (and sincerely hope) you're right. I think I misinterpreted the owner's manual when refilling, and filled it to the top where I added the oil.

Not sure what engine numbers you...
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Siezed Motor?

Not sure what I've managed to do. Getting ready for spring, replaced the spark plug, cleaned the air filter, and changed the oil in my garden tiller. Has a 6HP B&S Intek engine. When I started it...
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