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Old 04-08-2004, 07:02 PM
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WB edger won't start.....

I have an older walk behind edger that won't start.
It ran last year, but I used it so little, that I didn't even prep it for winter (it sits in the back of the garage and kinda got forgotten about).

Now I need to use it for a new edge and can't get it to run.

It's a B&S 3.5hp. I put a new plug in, that didn't help any. I'm going it empty out the old gas and put fresh in, but I kinda don't see that solving the problem.
The air filter is fairly clean (like I said, used very little).

What kind of things should I be looking at and trying?

I'm not the most mechanically inclined person, so speak slowly if you know what I'm saying! ;-)

Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2004, 08:25 PM
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after replacing fuel I would try starting it with starting fluid

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are you getting spark? if you don't have a tester put your finger on the plug and pull starter rope - that will let you know
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:22 PM
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Bob, I did have a spark (fortunately, I didn't have to use my finger to find out LOL!).

I put new gas in and after many pulls, it started. I shut it off and it started right back up again.

Thanks for the input!
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:33 PM
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Good throw it away and get a stick edger
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Old 04-10-2004, 10:03 PM
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Good throw it away and get a stick edger


Brilliant response!
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Old 04-10-2004, 10:11 PM
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Actually geniuses, I have a stick edger for MAINTAINING edges. The wb is for establishing NEW edges.

Now if you have anything that will actually add to the thread, I'm all ears.
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:00 AM
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I was being sarcastic
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Old 04-11-2004, 02:05 AM
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I was being sarcastic
You shoulda put the smilie with rolling eyes! LOL! Then I woulda known.

Sorry for the attitude then. Responses like BW4466 get under my skin.
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Old 04-11-2004, 03:14 PM
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Yea dont get ur panties in a wad
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