I have an older Snapper walk behind mower that has run fine and always
started on the first pull. Last week I ran over some tall grass and the
engine choked and stopped. It wouldn't restart.
I started troubleshooting and noticed it would start and run with the spark
plug wire disconnected and set about 3/8" from the spark plug. If I move the
wire closer it slows and stops. This seems to be a timing issue.
I pulled the flywheel but the key is fine and not sheared. The motor seems
to have solid state ignition as I don't see any points or mechanical advance
Does everyone agree that it is timing? How do I adjust the timing on this
type of mower? There seems to be no markings. Also it seems pretty
convoluted as I have to remove the shroud/pull start adjust, then put it
back and try it repeatedly.
I am still at a loss to figure out how it got into this strange state. What
could cause the timing to just change that drastically.
Any help is appreciated.