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Quit working during operation

We have tried replacing the spark plug and the Ignition module . Will not even try to start. Doesn't seem like it is getting any spark.3-4 years old...

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    I have the same problem, I thought it wa a broken fuel line, but it wasn't.

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Easy way to find out if its getting a spark is to remove the plug, put it back back in the connector and just let it hang down while you try to start it. you should see a bright blue spark

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