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Old May 26th, 2007, 07:11 AM   #1
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Hey guys, i have an old tiller with a briggs 3.5hp engine on it and now i have gone and screwed it up. I tore the carb off to clean it up and somehow i pulled a wire out and i can't figure out where the heck it goes back to. There are only 2 wire that i can find so i figured it might go to ground, but that doesn't give me spark again, so it isn't ground. It comes from the coil area. The color is white. any ideas?
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Try and see if it gets spark when it's disconnected.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #3
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You Mag should be grounded with mounting bolts, the wire you have should be your shut off wire (when you go to stop it pulls the power from the mag does not allow spark and motor will not run) there should be a little hole in the area there your lever is in the position of stop. It just needs to poke through to make a contact to kill you motor when you switch the lever to stop. Hope my 2 cents helps?
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Try and see if it gets spark when it's disconnected.
That's the problem, i have lost spark now that it is disconnected.
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You Mag should be grounded with mounting bolts, the wire you have should be your shut off wire (when you go to stop it pulls the power from the mag does not allow spark and motor will not run) there should be a little hole in the area there your lever is in the position of stop. It just needs to poke through to make a contact to kill you motor when you switch the lever to stop. Hope my 2 cents helps?
Ok, i will check this out and see if i can find that spot.

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I guess there is an alternative to tearing it apart to put the wire back. if its still starts & runs then you just have to kill the engine by grounding the sparkplug wire. the old school ones had a metal tab that touched the top of the plug when you pushed up to it to kill the engine.

and if I'm guessing right the wire you pulled went to the points under the flywheel, so you would have to strip down the pull start, remove the flywheel, remove the point cover, then re-install the wire into the top of the contact on the condenser(its spring loaded), it also has the wire from the coil so both have to fit in the hole together. then after you do that check the point gap and reistall all the stuff you took off to get there...shouldn't take more then 30 minutes if you know what your doing.
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and if I'm guessing right the wire you pulled went to the points under the flywheel, so you would have to strip down the pull start, remove the flywheel, remove the point cover, then re-install the wire into the top of the contact on the condenser(its spring loaded), it also has the wire from the coil so both have to fit in the hole together. then after you do that check the point gap and reistall all the stuff you took off to get there...shouldn't take more then 30 minutes if you know what your doing.
That would have been my next guess if it didn't have spark with the wire disconnected. It's not hard if you have a puller for the flywheel. If you don't have a puller, it's a pain.

I figured either the wire was a shutoff or to the points.
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You Mag should be grounded with mounting bolts, the wire you have should be your shut off wire (when you go to stop it pulls the power from the mag does not allow spark and motor will not run) there should be a little hole in the area there your lever is in the position of stop. It just needs to poke through to make a contact to kill you motor when you switch the lever to stop. Hope my 2 cents helps?

Got it!!! that was it. There was a little clip that it slides into and walllaaa she runs like a beat now.

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