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Poulan Pro 42 chainsaw will not start

I have installed a new ignition module and a new spark plug. Not firing.
What else can I do?

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  • samiterry Mar 12, 2009

    I have a model 1950 with the same problem. I did the same things, replaced plug and ignition module. I put a screw driver in the plug cord cap and get a small spark to the head. When I put the plug in the cord and grounded to the head, I get nothing. I've set the gap of the module to the flywheel anywhere from flush to full gap to a cards gap with still no spark out of the plug. Could the magnets have lost their magnetism?

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I had the same problem on a P3416 saw. I had a new Champion plug and coil installed. I tested the plug by removing it and plugging it in the coil wire and ground the end of the plug on the engine block. It did not spark so I bought another plug. This one fired but it was real weak so I loosen the coil and slipped a piece of light folder paper between the coil and magnets and tighten the bolts. Got a better spark and got it to run.

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