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The spark was intermittent at first but still wouldn't start, now there is no spark at all, I check continuity on switch and it is good, coil wire to ground has continuity.. is this correct? Or is there maybe a short?
Sounds like your coil has gone bad, usually when a coil fails the symptoms are as follows: intermittent spark when engine is hot, then no spark until engine cools down, and eventually no spark at all.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The off switch of the chainsaw has to establish the continuity to kill the running engine.First check the switch with a measure apparat.Then check the continuity of the two wiring harness,sepparately.One wire is atached to the ignition module with a screw and goes to the off position of the switch.The other one towards the on position of the switch.Check the spring!
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
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
dry the plug asmall squirt of aerostart in the top of carbywith air cleaner off full throttle pull the rope and she should fire up make sure the on/off switch is in the correct position. no don`t laugh ican remember nearly completely stripping amotor years ago before ichecked it put it all back together and it started first go try the aerostart and switch
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
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A business card placed between the flywheel and module works quite well (the magnetic attraction even holds it in place).and is easy. Rotate it by hand when done to ensure there is no contact. HTH
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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