Yes remove the cover and trace the cable from the bail to the stop switch. Not sure about Briggs but on Hondas there is a ground wire from the coil to the ground switch. If there is one you can pull the ground wire off the coil, and use a voltmeter set to resistance in ohms. One contact on the ground wire and one on the block. It should say zero resistance with the bail released, and open circuit with the bail pulled into the running position. ( just tie it with a string if working alone.) Might be some crud on the switch.
Last edited by Snagglefoot; 05/30/20 09:56 PM.