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Old 08-14-2016, 12:32 PM
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3 things I do when presented with an 'unknown condition' small engine

1) Pull the cord gently to see if it is seized, and then sharply to see if it has compression

2) Pull the plug and test for spark.

3) Install fresh plug and mist some 2 stroke mix fuel in the carb and see if it will fire.

If it passes these 3 tests, then I know I have a runner with minimal work. If it fails, then I start disassembling to see if I have a builder or parts.