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Hi, hope you can help. My Ryobi Scorpion wipper snipper has no electricity going to the spark plug. Is their a way to fix this either with or without a replacement part or is it not worth it? Thanks, Rob

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Rob, How have you determined that there is no spark? Have you used a type of spark tester? What is the condition of the plug. Brown or dark brown is OK. Black or silver is NOT Ok.
If you do not have a spark tester, remove the plug, and with it connected to the wire, find a portion of metal around the cylinder that you can ground it on, and then pull the rope. If the plug is black, you may see spark, but you should replace the plug.
*** PLEASE NOTE ; if there is excess fuel in the cylinder or on spark plug, it can catch fire, so be carefull to cover the hole with a heavy rag so that any fuel cannot be exposed to spark plug durning test !!!!

Worth it? If you can do the work yourself, I believe you will be OK. Depending on your parts availability, and the amount of time it takes.

Get back with me on how this issue works out.
thanks, rwvanlue

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