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Husqvarna 235 not an e model, Will not start, no spark to plug.

I have a Husqvarna 235 not an e model, it is less than a year old but I can't find my receipt for it. It’s been working fine until now, It will not start because it will not generate a spark to the plug. I took the plug out cleaned the top of the cylinder head and then checked for a spark, nothing. I have tried a new spark plug, no luck. I tested the spark plug wire from the ignition pack for a brake in the wire, and it is fine, there is no brake.

I am at a complete loss of why it will not generate a spark. I think that from where the spark plug wire goes into the ignition pack, which is a sealed unit, the pack must be faulty. Please can anybody help me, you may no different that can help me resolve this annoying problem and I would be most grateful.



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Hello David; We are prohibited from contacting you directly. It sounds as though the ignition module is defective but it could also be a defective switch or interconnecting wire, try this please, it tests the entire system.
Ignition Coil Test by
You may need to use a jumper wire between the threaded part of the plug and the cooling fins. You do not have to bend up the electrode.

Ignition module gap
Place a business or index card between the fly wheel and coil, rotate until the magnetic attraction pulls everything tight together. Tighten the coil screws, rotate the flywheel until the attraction eases and remove the card. Ensure nothing contacts when flywheel is rotated.

In the USA a duplicate receipt can usually be obtained from the merchant, there too? If not what about your credit card receipt?

I would try my local Husky dealer once the problem is isolated.
Dealer Locater.

An IPL (Illustrated parts listing) can be found here:
Enter the 3 digit model number (no XPs, Es, just the numbers)
Serial number decode – useful when downloading IPLs and Manuals
06 1500198
06 = year produced – 2006 (single digit before 2000; please contact Husqvarna for single digit clarification
15 = week produced – March
00198 = 198th unit Husky produced that week

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Good Luck. HTH
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Its seldom a high tension coil gives trouble but if you are sure its not the wire to the plug or the stop wire from the coil to the switch, check the air gap between the coil and the flywheel for dirt or grease. If it is the coil, you should have no problem picking up a used one in a repair shop. Stephen.

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