Thanks. The fly wheel wasn't turning so I gave it a gentle tap with a hammer and now it's moving freely. So now when I turn the key the engine or fly wheel thing is spinning but the engine isn't starting.
Hi curtis. There's no spark when I dround the plug. I tried a different plugto be sure. There is power but no spark coming
Locate the coil next to the flywheel. Unplug the ome single wire to it. And see if engine has spark. If no spark with kill wire removed, the coil needs to be replaced.You can unplug it where the kill wire attaches on the throttle linkage bracket. You want the wire going under the sheet metal unplugged. On the right ,lower corner of this picture.
Ok i havr the two wires in your picture but i don't have the third wire or the metal clasp it joins to but it looks like it was never on mine. So I tried it with a bridge wire and without.. and with and without the kill wire. Coukd there be a problem here or is it the coil
The black wire going to the left is the coil kill wire, it needs to be loose and not touching anything. If no spark,with the plug grounded, then the coil is bad, Here is link showing the Briggs ignition.------http://outdoorpowerinfo.com/repairs/briggs_125k02_ignition.asp
Thanks. The link didn't come through there though..
Ok I found some debris beside the coil... removed it and now the spark plug I sparking. I put in the teaspoon of petrol but still no ignition. I put my finger in the hole with a rag... but didn't feel much pressure
Well the oil isn't empty... it was just below the minimum line. Are we thinking it's beyond fixing?
Check the compression, if too low, the engine need major repair. It may not be worth fixing!