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Chainsaw wont start

There isnt any spark when operated against the cylinder head

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  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    No spark at the plug. Ran fine when I put it away.

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The ignition coil may be bad or a short from the wires connecting to the ignition coil.

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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