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Rotatiller
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Gunner    Posted 09-23-2004 at 16:03:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have a 5hp Craftsman rotatiller that was left outside over night and we got some serious rain - Anyway, this thing normally starts on the 1st or 2nd pull for the last 5 yrs (bought it used for $35) and now the thing won't start
I've drained and replaced the gas, changed the plug - oil looks good but not sure what to check next
Is there a way to check for spark?
Anyone familiar w/ these little motors?


TIM    Posted 04-07-2008 at 09:25:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YOU CAN USE A TEST LIGHT TO CHECK FOR SPARK.
FIRST UNPLUG THE SPARK PLUG, JUST GROUND THE TEST LIGHT ON THE MOTOR AND PUT THE PROBE
IN THE PLUG WIRE END AND TURN MOTOR OVER IF IT
LIGHTS UP YOU HAVE SPARK.

GOOD LUCK




Len....NY    Posted 09-24-2004 at 01:31:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

Gunner,you might try this; remove sparkplug and re-attach plug wire to plug. Clip on a test wire lead to threaded portion of plug and the other end to good ground.Lay the plug / wires down on machine, as the spark could give you a jolt. Sometimes it's hard to see spark while trying to pull start, so have an assistant handy. Your looking for blueish / white color spark. If you have fire at the plug, shoot a short burst of starting fluid in plug hole and replace spark plug. Be sure your switch is in on position. HTH


Mike Ga    Posted 09-23-2004 at 17:49:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
put a couple squirts of wd 40 into carb and give it a pull. Did you drain the carb of water. Should start with the wd40 and wont hurt the engine.


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