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I have a craftsman leaf blower which has worked fine till last week when it suddenly stopped. I did a spark test...no spark....replaced the plug....no spark. What next?

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How did you do the spark test? Did you use an in-line spark tester? You need to determine definitively that there is no spark and the only way to do it is to use an in-line spark tester...you can get one at Harbor Freight for about $12. After you've checked it that way, if there is definitely no spark, most likely the ignition module is faulty. You should be able to purchase a new module through Sears Parts but bounce the cost and time of that off of the cost of a new blower...you may be surprised.

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