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No spark on my kenowa tools 10000 generator. I changed magnet on flywheel and coil

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SOURCE: week spark on honda 5.5hp gx160


I suppose is 4 stroke engine.Before adjusting the breaker points gap at .020 check if the breaker points are burned.Also check the condenser(change it).Change the spark plug with a new one with the same heat range.The plug gap is .030.

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SOURCE: Simplicity Sno Away Snow Thrower Briggs 6hp engine No Spark

Check engine oil.

Remove wire from low oil sensor and the start.

Replace low oil sensor.

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Check the low oil sending unit.(Make SURE there is enough oil in the unit) Take the 2 wires off and join together. If the unit starts, then replace the sending unit and put the 2 wires back on. good luck

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SOURCE: No ignition at spark plug.

The ignition module should be spaced from the magnets with a thin business card. If the magnets have been scored by the module, the magnet strength may have been reduced. If you touch them with some iron, it should stick firmly. If in doubt, you may have to find a servicing dealer to get a first-hand judgment. If you tried a new spark plug without results, then the module is likely toast. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

Testimonial: "Magnets ok. Tried putting gasoline directly into carb without sign of ignition, and with new plug.Think new ignition module may be problem. Thanks."

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SOURCE: no spark what is air gap between coil &

Hi, gap is 8 thou. If this gap setting has not been altered from the factory it should be ok. Try a new sparkplug if you hav'nt already done so. Also try temporarily disconnecting the stop wire off the coil. If none of this works

Posted on May 02, 2011

Testimonial: "answer to my question was very helpful reguarding no spark. i had already changed the spark plug for a new one so will check the air gap now. "

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