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post #11 of 45 Old 01-27-2019, 05:44 PM
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did you pull the plug or did you just let it sit for an hour? i would still pull the plug. maybe even check for spark when you got it out.
good point on checking that fuel spark plug
that motor has 2 safeties a push in key and a on/off switch plus a fuel shutoff valve,

right from the owner's manual page 19

PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION
Does not start 1. Fuel shut-off valve (if so equipped)
in OFF position.
1. Turn fuel shut-off valve to OPEN position.
2. Safety ignition key is not inserted. 2. Insert safety ignition key.
3. Out of fuel. 3. Fill fuel tank with fresh, clean gasoline.
4. Throttle in STOP position (or ON/
OFF switch is OFF).
4. Move throttle to FAST position (or ON/OFF switch to ON position).
5. Choke in OFF position. 5. Move to FULL position.
6. Primer not depressed. 6. Prime as instructed in the Operation section of this manual.
7. Engine is flooded. 7. Wait a few minutes before restarting, DO NOT prime.
8. Spark plug wire is disconnected. 8. Connect wire to spark plug.
9. Bad spark plug. 9. Replace spark plug.
10. Stale fuel. 10. Empty fuel tank & carburetor, refill with fresh, clean gasoline.
11. Water in fuel. 11. Empty fuel tank & carburetor, refill with fresh, clean gasoline.
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Had the plug out for a day and even put a tap of motor oil in the cylinder to help compression but it is still flooded. No fuel shutoff valve unfortunately. The gas is pretty new I wonder if there's water in it from storage.

Unfortunately too heavy snow has just started so I won't be going to a store for a while ironically.
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did you check for spark when you had the plug out?

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For a heads up,the OP's machine a Poulan Pro 270 which uses a 254 cc gen 2 LCT engine, it FAILS to have a shear type flywheel key.it has a solid metal woodruff key, part number 585 29 72-01 WOODRUFF FLYWHEEL KEY sold in packs of 5 to the dealers Owner's Manuals | Poulan Pro listed under spare parts one can download the OM and parts lists if wanted the key is shown as number 81

OP make sure your throttle is fully open, the stop key is fully in, check for spark and gas,
I'd certainly try to change it out to an aluminum shear type if it were mine.

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Ha! Didn't see any spark. Put the plug to the block but no
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Then, with no spark, it sounds like you're closer to figuring out what's really making it not run.

Is anything messed up with the ignition-kill wire? Is it worn through and grounding out on something?

You could disconnect it, as a test. If you can disconnect it from the coil, then at least you'd know it was disconnected "where it counts".

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Ok forgot the plug that time. Got it to where it cuffs a couple times but that's it
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You say it’s still flooded after 2 days and no fuel shutoff.

Crimp the gas line with a pair of vise grips as a temporary fuel shut off. Use a shop towel around the line to prevent the vise grips from marring and don’t over tighten the grips. Just enough to compress the line fully.

Remove the spark plug and turn the engine over several times to clear 100% of the flooding.

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make sure you got the plug grounded to the body when checking for spark. i would just make sure that you got spark first before tearing apart an engine. if you don't have spark i would use a screw driver and hold it near ground while cranking so can see the spark jump the gap. there is a chance that the plug might be bad. i have seen some plugs where you can see the spark but still needed to be replaced to get the engine to fire.

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You're getting this in real time. It catches enough to disengage the starternow, sometimes
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