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No spark. alpha numeric code: 6BSXS.3422HT 276454. Original problem is no compression. Removed valve cover and exhaust valve stem is way low...figure bent valve. but decided to check for spark and none. Removed stop switch and disconnected leads and connected leads. No avail. Has oil. Does system have safety kill switch? low oil, no spark?? engine damage, no spark?? thank u.

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SOURCE: 6bsxs.3422ht No spark and

It looks like it uses part #492341. I didn't see any other ones listed. It's item number 333 and they call it an armature even though most people, including myself, refer to it as the coil. Here is a link to the engine parts diagram that I found for it.

And here is the main page with the other diagrams and owners manuals that you can down load.

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