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Husqvarna 55 ignition coil

Hello the wire from coil to stop switch is grounded and the chainsaw will not start, is the coil bad and in need of replacement

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  • Hillman314 May 11, 2010

    How do you know its grounded? I measured the (dc) resuistance of my 55's coil the other day, and measured a couple of ohms. (after subtracting the resistance of my tester's probe wires. What I think I really measued was the low (DC) resistance THROUGH the coil. I found your post while searching for what the proper (DC) resistance should measure. A low (DC) reading is what one would expect through a "coil" .

  • josh1111 May 11, 2010

    well you could check the coil resistance with a multimeter.


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First thing you need to do is check the wire for any bare spots or if it is melted to some thing inside the saw.if neither is present then the coil will be husqvarna,the coil should have a lifetime warranty on it.hope this helps,let me know

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