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No spark mower started and i mowed like 5 swaths , then it started acting like it was running out of gas, (tank full). i changed out the old gas for new, installed new spark plug, still no spark

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Probably just a coil, common to fail, just make sure no mice have been under the cover chewing on the wires first,,, very common!!

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The magnet went bad or the fuse popped on the mower check fuse & let me know wade at wadembly@aol.com

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