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F2020 lime trimer has no spark, yes the switch is on.

Have replaced the spark plug and not the slightest spark can be seen.

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  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    lost instructions manual for F2020 HOMELITE. wHERE CAN i FIND ONE ON WEB?

  • toddamantia Apr 12, 2009

    I have the same problem....I used wire to attach to engine block from spark plug and other end of spark plug was in the boot as advised. Any other solutions of how to get it to spark of if something needs replaced. Spark plug wire is in great shape....

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