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Have Guardian Generac 5242 13KW standby, last run 3+ years

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Have Guardian Generac 5242 13KW standby, last run 3+ years ago. This week, no spark?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 8 months ago.

If you are getting no spark, you probably have a shorted wire 18, a bad coil, or too much rust on the flywheel magnets.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Wire 18 is my next test manana. If that fails, I'll need to know more about the other two. For now let's sleep on it. It's taken this many hours to get back to your answer because of justanswer technical issues.Thanks
Alan
Expert:  Hank F. replied 8 months ago.

OK

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Sorry, haven't finished my diagnosis (although I apparently have paid you in full). I am awaiting a new battery which arrives on Monday.