Re: 90's snapper sr1028
Ran across a 281016BE that looks like brand new today on Craigslist. Always garaged, lady owned and her young nephew inherited it then he listed it for $100. It had sat for 3 yrs inside her barn due to health so battery dead, tires flat, tank bone dry. You know the drill..
Looking so brand new with an engine not seized (hand pulled), nothing been apart I could see so I didn't bother talking him down. After getting it home and putting gas in it I pulled it several times just to see, well' no start.. Hit with start fluid, still notta.. Check spark "none"! Installed new plug, no change!
So' pulled top shield, humm a mouse found auntie's bright yellow naughty nighty and built a huge nest under there out of it. Perfectly packed in a tight perfect square, I applaud him..Naughty ol' mouse huh?
Cleaned it all out, including flywheel/mag while there, still no fire?.. Had to come home let dog out now I'm laying here on my arse typing to you folks thinking tomorrow's another day, if I get time I'll be checking safety switches checking the mag/coil out chasing down the issue. Its a real simple fix I know but I really hoped it would have fired up without a challenge, I guess because wife was shaking her head at me the whole time? You all know that look I got.
Wires and everything look perfect, got real lucky there as mice love them.
Oil looked excellent fwiw..
Looks like it just rolled out of factory I'm not kidding, auntie must have loved her lil' Snapper. If it was here at the house I'd found the problem but I took it to our friends in town. As I rolled it off the truck there was her and two more neighbors each trying to buy it, surely that's the only reason my wife has remained quiet. I gotta get it running to keep this lovely silence though..lol