Milbank Generators

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Are MIlbank generators basically a re-badged Briggs & Stratton?

I have a neighbor with one and they need some guidance and a repair.
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Pictures should tell the tale.
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Birken Vogt
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Yes, that is a standard old Briggs unit. Not very good units. The manual for a similar Briggs will be the same, I don't see any differences.
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The issue he is having it a 'No Crank' issue. When trying to manually start the unit you can hear and feel the fuel solenoid click open but the starter never spins the engine over like it never gets a signal to start.

Battery is new and hot, All cables right clean and tight.

I downloaded a troubleshooting manual for it.
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You may have to pull starter and both bench test it, and also see if motor will turn by hand with spark plugs pulled out.
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The engine is free. I was able to turn it by hand with plugs out.

We will pull the starter and see if it will spin when we put 12 volts to it.
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The control is bone simple on these. Are you getting 12 volts from the control to the starter solenoid or whatever it has? They copied all their wire numbers from Generac so it should be 56 or 16 if someone can remind me. They are easy to troubleshoot because they are so simple.
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In generacs, 56 goes from controller to starter control relay, then 16 goes from relay to starter solenoid. Is the B&S the same?
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The starter is getting 12 volts when you try to start it manual mode. As I let it run through its attempt to start I could hear and feel the gas solenoid opening. I felt the starter and I couldnt feel anything. I cleared the fail to start code and tried to manual start again. This time I took a hammer and rapped the starter a couple times. I heard and felt it try to engage the engine but that was it. Will remove the starter tomorrow and see whats up with it.

The starter has a solenoid mounted on top of it that the 12v cable goes to. You can see it in the 2nd picture I posted.
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