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No spark for tecumseh model H60

Have a snow blower that has model H60 75296H motor. No spark, pulled flywheel, checked coil, reads ok. Cleaned up magnets and contacts, still no spark. Looked at point but how do you test/check them as you have to remove the flywheel to access.

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  • george boren Oct 27, 2012

    my first focus would be on the coil



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Your engine doesn't have points. I suspect the black wire is a ground for the ignition. You can check this by taking a very small chunk out of the insulation and then using an ohmmeter to check and see if it is indeed grounded. If it is you probably need an ignition coil assy. It is triggered from the flywheel itself. Make sure your switch is ok and the wires going to it are ok.

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I too have a rancher 55 and had what sounds like the same problem this week. It would start fine but run for only a few seconds at a time. I took it all apart today and found the problem - a cracked fuel line. In the places where I could see the hose it looked fine, but it wasn't until I removed the fuel tank that I found the crack...right where it exits the tank and then goes thru the housing above it. You don't need to remove the tank to replace the hose but it is easier that way. You do have to push it thru a grommet at the top of the tank. I read some other posts about checking the tank vent to see that it's not plugged up. Mine was ok so I knew it had to be something else. The vent is in a hole about the size of a pencil and is recessed about an inch into the tank on the upper right side. Its partially covered by a plastic cap that's part of the vibration damper, which can be removed to gain access to the vent. The vent tube can then be pushed out from inside the tank with the use of long needle nose pliers, but be gentle. I just loosened it then pushed it out with a finger. I put it all back together with a new hose and its running like new again!

Posted on May 31, 2009

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You will have to remove the engine from the houseing to get to the coil.Not a easy job. It does not have points

Posted on Jan 07, 2010

Testimonial: "hi sam tore it apart today at work and yes your right .looked at the points they look new iam guessing coil or condenser. thanks for your help . dave"

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You need a special tester to test a coil off of the engine. If you take iit to a small engine shop they can test it for you. You can test it on the engine. First clean the surface of the coil where it mounts to the engine. Reinstall the coil. Do not install the kill wire to the coil. Install a inline spark tester and crank engine if you still don't have any spark the coil is bad.

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Check engine oil.

Remove wire from low oil sensor and the start.

Replace low oil sensor.

Hope this tip help solve your problem.


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