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snapper start switch wire

Snapper snow blower model 5241 with 5hp Briggs and Stratton My problem is
with the switch wiring.The wire attaches to the single pole on the on off switch with one leg to the governor ground, where do I attach the other leg?
Thanks in advance , Tominmin
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Most on/off switches on small engines "ground out" the coil voltage. If one pole connects to ground, the other connects to a wire tap coming from the coil. When "on", the switch "breaks" the path of the coil-to-ground connection, allowing the engine to run. When "off" the switch sends the coil voltage to ground, stopping current to the spark plug, and stopping the engine. MH

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Hello and welcome to the forum tominmin. Are you saying your on/off switch only has one wire terminal on it? If it only has one wire, the single wire will go to an insulated connector which attaches to another wire from the ignition coil. The BODY of the switch is grounded to the dash panel and snow blower frame. When the switch is OFF, the switch body GROUNDS out the ignition coil and stops the spark to the motor.

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re starter wire

Thank you for the info, would you happen to have a photo of where it connects to the coil?
My nephew in law helped me out this morning, I think we have the wire in the right place .my next adventure is to get it started. I have spark but it didn't start even after putting gas in the cylinder. I overhauled the carb,
where should I start trouble shooting from here?
Thank you in advance again, tom
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Here is a link to the service manual for your Briggs engine. Section 2 and 5 explain the wire connections at the coil and the carb. I hope this helps.

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