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No spark form high tention wire chain saw will not start

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Try a fresh plug gapped at 0.020". If no help, remove the cover from the flywheel side of the engine so that the flywheel and ignition module are exposed. Remove the ignition switch wire from the module and try for spark again. If nothing, then check the gap between the flywheel magnets and the module poles with a thin business card--insert the card into the gap and allow the module to snap to the magnets when the screws are loosened and then tightened. Rotate the flywheel somewhat to work out the card. Recheck for spark again--if still nothing, replace the ignition module using the same procedure as above for installation (don't forget the ignition switch wire). Hope this helps!

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