- Dec 16, 2021
- Cecilia Kentucky
Fellas. I have a 126 with the stock K301A engine. I thought I had a no spark situation due to cankered/chalked over points contacts as the engine would not fire up. It ran fine in the fall and seen use around the yard pulling a #2 garden cart. I pulled the tin cover off the points and ran a points file between the contacts, then sprayed the tips with electric contact cleaner. Good to go. For the heck of it. I tried starting the engine. Turns over as strong and the same as always, but didn’t start. I have a spark test light that fits inline from the plug wire to the spark pull. Strong spark. Very good spark. Still no start. I drained the fuel tank, sediment and carb bowls, replacing the gasoline with fresh and ethanol equalizer fuel stabilizer-ed gas. Waited for the bowls to fill. Tried starting it. No joy. I pulled the air filter off and sprayed the highly flammable electrical contact clearing spray into the intake of the carb. Fired up and ran until the cleaning spray had burned up. The engine will not even try to fire up off the fresh gasoline. The only other thing I can think of is pulling the carb off and cleaning it. Any of you folks have any other ideas? As I said. It was running great last fall towards the end of the year. Starting good, ran great. I’m at a loss. It has fat spark, will fire up on the cleaning spray, but won’t pick up and run off the fresh gasoline. Where else can it be besides a carb issue.