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B&S 3.5hp rotorvator. No Spark

Hi . I have a B&S 3.5 hp rotorvator. I cant get a spark? I have changed the coil,condenser and points and still cant get a spark any ideas? I have set the gaps and the coil to 20 thou and the points the same. Not even getting a weak spark

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I would first change it over to electronic ignition, you can purchase a kit online.
You did not tell me you changed the spark plug, have you ? Please let me know.
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