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Chainsaw has no spark

Check plug installed new coil on unit still no spark

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  • randyreese2 Apr 22, 2009

    replaced plug and coil,very light spark, still no start.Is there a certain gap at magneto or something with gas or filter.It only has maybe20 hours on it.



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Gaps at magneto are close to business card/newspaper thickness. That's what I use. Hope this helps, Rick

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