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How much spark is needed?

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landlord2110
I have a Briggs generator I cant start. I changed plug, put gas in cylinder through spark plug, and pulled on starter till gas overflow carb float. I pulled plug out and there is a blue spark. I'm guessing its a points problem-how do you know when you have enough spark to start?

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I assume you have good or reasonable compression. Then, as silly as it seems, try another spark plug. If you have a blue spark and 1/8" long or so, you don't have a points problem. Spark plugs are as fragile as they are strong, it's one of those unexplained things.

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Originally posted by landlord2110
I forgot to say I put a new plug in.
That's what I assumed. What I am saying is try another new one.

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HubbardRA
Hit it with a little starting fluid and see if it starts. I'm guessing that your main jet is plugged. Had that problem with my generator recently.

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