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No Spark We have no spark But, Have new Plug,Coil and sanded flywheel what next?

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  • Jim Parker
    Jim Parker May 11, 2010

    Does your tiller have a kill switch?




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You may have sheared the key in the flywheel. That is what it sounds like to me, anyway. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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