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My saw won't start. how can i check the ignition?

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Pull the kill wire off at the ignition coil - retest for spark , if now spark faultry kill wire or switch indicated
but if no spark fit spark tester in line with h t lead and spark plug

gap tester is basically a piece of wood with 20 mm hole in middle and a hole drilled through to centre from opposing sides
the a nail that fits firmly is pushed through 1 on each side
and meet in the middle of the hole , but the points of ecah nail must align together and be exactly no less than 6.00 mm apart from each other ( place the tester inline between h t lead and plug ) use whater adaption you may need to connect to the saw
and pull the engine over as you would

if all is well the spark should jump across this gap and the gap at the plug while under compression pressure

you will see it in the the tster window

if no spark coil is problem
replace coil and set air gap to 0.010" and refit wires ands covers

cheers hope it helps

pauly46

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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http://www.madsens1.com/saw%20carb%20tune.htm
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Warm start in the manual says 1/2 choke BS. Close choke, (sets fast idle) open choke, pull rope.
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If you still have trouble reply as you did before. I will get back to you. HTH
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