Learn How To Test A Briggs & Stratton Ignition Coil
Set the multi-meter to the 20 k ohms setting. A working ignition coil will give a reading of between 2.5 – 5 k ohms.
Set the positive lead of the multi-meter in position where the spark plug would usually insert – ensure it has made good contact. Place the negative lead onto the metal body of the ignition coil – again ensuring it makes proper contact.
Look for the reading on the multi-meter. A reading of 2.5-5.0 Kohms indicates the ignition coil is in working order. No reading indicates a broken circuit, as reading get higher the spark will weaken until it is no longer present.