View Full Version : 11hp B&S will not start

07-23-2001, 01:28 AM
It is getting gas to the carb,but there is no spark that i can see.The pionts look in good shape the coil is pertty new. so what might it be.I know this is wide open. But I would like all opions you folks my have.I think I have over looked some thing.Thanks, Randy:confused:

07-23-2001, 03:38 AM
check and make sure all the switches on it are turned on,
checkfor any loose wires and report back here:)

07-23-2001, 10:02 AM
If it has points, then I would change the points and condensor first. Second, plug wires; and third coil.
Good luck.

lawrence stone
07-23-2001, 04:11 PM
Dump the points and see if you can retrofit a new breakerless ignition module.

07-24-2001, 10:18 PM
Keep the points, old points systems work just fine, just a little more maintenance. Be sure to UNHOOK any killwires leading to the magneto and then try to start it before you replace anything.
Also make sure that there is only a small gap between the flywheel magnets and the magneto, and sand the magnets and magneto, they can get awful rusty.

I have ressurected (spelling?) many old Briggs engines.

07-27-2001, 06:51 PM
Post the engine's model numbers and I will tell you if your
engine even has points and where to go from there.