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07 Rancher start issue

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2007 Fourtrax 420FM
New to the site and very impressed so far.
My problem is this - we swamped the quad, then it would not restart. Brought it home, started troubleshooting. Changed oil a few times till clear of water traces. Still no start. Heard snapping noise under seat. Was the solenoid making loud snap. Replaced this, but still no start. Took off starter and grounded it, then tried the key - starter is spinning out, no problem. Re-connected, but still no start. Any ideas??!
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Genious. Plug was stubborn trying to crack it to get it started! After I got it removed and tried the key - a shower of water erupted.
Good call!!
Now what should I do? I just quickly touched the start button 2 times and got more water. What is my next step?

Thanks again.
Not sure I completely follow. The spark plug is out. This is where the water is spitting out from. Are you saying put the top of the plug back into the plug wire boot and ground the bottom part of the plug onto the engine?
Also my machine does not have a pull cord. Don't want to sound too much like a rookie, but what does cdi stand for.
Thanks for your help and patience.
Got her all running fine now thanks to the help i found here. Thanks again.
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