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I hve a Poulon wildthing and I am geting no spark . It is about 4 yrs. old and I cut about 2 cords of wood a year. This year it started . then quit, to start no more. Now it refuses to start.... no spark. Naturally, I trie3d a new plug and fresh gas. How now brown cow?

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You don't provide a model number. Wildthings come in various engine sizes and configurations. Given your description it is almost certainly a bad coil, but might also be a defective switch or interconnecting wiring. Try this first: It tests all parts.
Ignition Coil Test by SmallEng.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7WNBDRG4C4
You may need to use a jumper wire between the threaded part of the plug and the cooling fins. You don’t have to bend up the electrode.
Still no spark, coil is bad. You can find an IPL (Exploded Parts List) for your saw here: (LE is code for Wildthing)
Poulan.com
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/POULAN-WEED-EATER/75.59.html
The dash number of your serial number is the type.
The one I chose 1 at random follows:
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/2375LE-Gas-Saw-Type-2/75.2375LE-Gas-Saw-Type-2.1.59.1.html
"Engine Assembly Type 2" detail page, item 8, pn 530039198, $24.14 each. This may not be your saw!!!
HTH
Lou

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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    dontbother10 Nov 19, 2009

    If you replace the coil, an index or business is a good gapping tool. Rotate the flywheel until the magnets pinch your gap tool. Tighten all screws and rotate the flywheel to ensure nothing hits or drags. Lou

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