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Old 05-29-2019, 05:53:02 PM
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Trying local and thought here would be more probable to find one ! I went on e-Bay but I really don’t know what I’m looking at ! Egan you look at what there selling you doesn’t look like what I have assembled on engine ! Do you have to take that nut off to slide it off shaft that actuates points I’ve never seen set up like this all engines I have all run never has to access points !
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Ronny something that is obvious, make sure the points are opening and closing by visual inspection. Possibly the plunger may be stuck. Also I wouldn't think it would hurt anything to disconnect the capacitor and see if there is spark. Also make sure the spark plug cable is not cut shorting out where it goes thru or close to the engine.
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There is no plunger, the points are fastened to a shaft. Look at the owners manual, it shows how to do this. The points part number is also listed in the parts book. Type in the part number and see what comes up. If you try going by "23 series", you will find 3 different systems. You have the info you need, use it.

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Went online and found several. Here is the one I would go for. Original for $20, free shipping. I saw others at $45 to $56!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Briggs-Stra...MAAOSwBotc5bsb
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:02:01 PM
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GDstew I didnít know you had to assemble the points using old parts and the new !! Iím the best at this disassembly and reassembly bet if Iím careful I guess I can figure it out !

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gdstew I just purchased the points from link you listed thanks a Lott now find me a coil and condenser and Iíll be all set I hope !
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gdstew I stand corrected...perhaps I should have said make sure the mechanical parts that open and close the points are not stuck.
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:48:04 PM
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A fellow that works on these oldies was over everything looks ok so we know itís more or Less condenser coil points look good but going to replace all !!
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Different models of 23 Briggs had several ways of opening the points. My model 23A has a shaft that sticks out of the block and rotates to open the points and my later model 23D has a shaft that moves in and out to open the points. My model 23C has points under the flywheel like the smaller engines have like a model 5S or 6S has. I learned many years ago to get the correct repair manual for the year and model you are working on. A correct parts list is a must also if one is going to be working on old machines of any type. I have been turning wrenches for 53 years and have seen a lot of machines destroyed because of the wrong information and bad advice.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:55:03 AM
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Evil my 23 F B gas points that rotate on shaft stacker here set me up with link to where a set was for sale I grabbed them also I found a service Manuel itís a reprint and owners Manual Iím grabbing that you are right you need direction even with 50 + years of wrenching ! Iím looking for the condenser and coil kill all the birds I unhooked the remote kill switch thatís on the unit so itís not that !
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If you have a printer and follow my link, you could have a manual. Look up the coil and condenser numbers, type them in "google" or whatever and see what comes up.
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I just purchased a operators manual and service manual for 13 bucks and change cheap enough reprints but thatís ok !
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Old 05-30-2019, 07:09:45 PM
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GDstew Iím not good at this could not find part numbers for condenser and coil I have found the points thanks to help here if you could post this # would be a great help if you find what I need will buy it right away !

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Hey itís you that gave me the link thanks I bought them points and service book !
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You may not be good at this because nobody ever helped you to try doing it, so here goes---

https://www.briggsandstratton.com/co...3-domestic.pdf


Here is the link to the "Operating and Maintenance Manual with Parts Catalog". This is straight off B & S site, they have all the old manuals there. If you click on the link, you will get the proper manual. Slide down to page 12 (it is marked at the top of each page), there you will find the ignition system. It will tell you how to adjust the points and install new ones. Everything you need to know is there. Slide down farther to page 21 and you will be in the parts section. That page shows a picture of the points and condenser and has the part number on them. Page 22 has a picture of the coil and is also numbered. It is easier for me to just give you the numbers than type all this with 2 fingers, but I would rather teach you, than just give it to you. With this little bit of knowledge, you can now spend a couple hours just reading up on your engine. If you still need help, help is here, just ask. But at least try it yourself.
After you get the numbers, go to "google" and type one in. You will get many responses, pick the best for you.

I have done this all my life, so it is easy for me. I can not work a cell phone, and I eat a lot of scrambled eggs. My green thumb is black, and I bend a lot of nails. You are probably thinking that stuff is easy, it just depend what you were taught to do. Give it a try, best advise anywhere.
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:14:52 AM
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GDstew canít find what your finding went to page 22 no coil there Iím doing something wrong ! I did find condenser and # on it
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It's there on page 22 of the manual, NOT page 22 of the pdf file.
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Any way one of you stackers that know what your looking at please give me the #ís for the condenser and coil for this 23 FB
Thank you for all your help .
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points: 292021

condenser: 291369

coil: 290880
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Bruce thank you very very much the trouble with me doing this is if I make a mistake reading wrong part # for wrong engine then send for it and itís wrong Iíve got a problem !! To everyone involved here thank you I just got my points today and friend of mine coming over to try and trouble shoot with OHM meter to see if itís coil or what else !!
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Well installed new points and condenser got condenser at parts store but still no spark ! We took points body off that has shaft that rotates points ! This shaft is operated by u shaped love in gear inside crank case ! Took at least an hour to get the shaft tend close enough to lobe to get it to operate points ! Is there special way I have to get what I called actuator perfectly like in position like timing it ?55
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If you click on the link, you will get the proper manual. Slide down to page 12 (it is marked at the top of each page), there you will find the ignition system. It will tell you how to adjust the points and install new ones. Everything you need to know is there.

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I can’t seem to find manual everyone is seeing ! I
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