electrical problem on briggs
I have this Briggs Engine on a Murray Rider.
Here's what I've encountered so far. It's been sitting up for a while. Has a new battery. Would not turn over, although the solenoid does click when the key is turned. I jumped the solenoid and it turns over but would not start.
There is no spark at the plug unless I pull the kill / ground wire off the coil. It then has a strong visible spark. Plug the kill wire back to the coil and no spark at all.
I've traced the wires and on this model of Murray, everything is quite open and easy to get to. No visible bare wires. Have checked the safety switches and all read as they're supposed to. Am pretty sure the solenoid will need to be replaced but am more concerned right now about what is grounding and causing the "no spark."
Could a faulty solenoid be causing the no spark?? I'm thinking it's not because when I disconnect the kill wire, jump the solenoid, engine turns over and spark is present.......... This one's got me stumped.
Any feedback, advice, instruction would be most appreciated........ Thanks Much