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I Have a Mantis tiller that I can get NO spark

I have intalled a new coil and new spark plug. I have also disconnected the kill switch wire. I have also sanded the flywheel off.

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Set the coil to the thickness of a dollar bill from the flywheel and tell me what happens. make sure kill wire isn't grounding somewhere else

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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