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I have a husqvarna 61 chainsaw. It has no spark from the coil. Before i replace the coil could it be another problem that is causing this.

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Use sand paper and clean the metal part on the coil also the aluminum wheel

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The IPL for a Husqvarna Chainsaw model 61 made on or before Feb 1980 lists pn-501 61 72-01 Here:
http://www.jackssmallengines.com/husqvarna_index.cfm?gclid=CNet4LC23JwCFRkpawod4iL-IQ
$64.84 plus shipping, they appaer to have at least 1 in stock.
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Remove cover & unplug shutoff wir from coil and replace cover & check for spark,if you have spark repair shorted wire or switch.If no spark remove coil and have checked.

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