Little wonder spark problems

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by baseball9074, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. baseball9074

    baseball9074 LawnSite Member
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    I have a little wonder blower with 10hp Briggs and Stratton intek I/C 305. It was running fine then shut off unexpectedly. It would not start so I looked into the problem, I replaced the air filter, and the spark plug to start with. After no luck, I realized there is no spark so I bought a new ignition coil. I installed the coil according to gap size and still no spark. At this point, I am stuck on what could be the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.
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  2. bls47303

    bls47303 LawnSite Senior Member
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    dose it have a low oil shutdown? check you oil level if its low you will have no spark. also check the on/ off switch
     
  3. baseball9074

    baseball9074 LawnSite Member
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    I will have to check both of those. Thanks
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  4. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    check your pushrods
     
  5. bls47303

    bls47303 LawnSite Senior Member
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    pushrods should not have any effect on spark
     
  6. TempleLawnCare

    TempleLawnCare LawnSite Member
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    Your totally correct on that, over the last week I snapped 3 pushrods....first time I thought it was a spark issue and after further research I came across a thread about them being notorious for snapping pushrods and pushing out the valve guides. I said what are the chances and pulled the valve cover off and there sat a broken pushrod, so I was just giving advice on something else that is simple that he can check into. My resolution was a Honda GX390.
     
  7. baseball9074

    baseball9074 LawnSite Member
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    I will have to check the pushrods, does your blower have the intel Ic 305 as well?
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  8. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those engines are crap. I have one on my Billy Goat. Mine has been better since I replaced the head with an updated one.

    He just replaced his problematic Briggs with a Honda.
     
  9. baseball9074

    baseball9074 LawnSite Member
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    What do you think could be causing it not to spark?
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  10. baseball9074

    baseball9074 LawnSite Member
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    Looked into it today, bent pushrod was the answer. What should I know when I put a new one in?
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