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Experience:  Certified on Onan and Generac generators
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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year 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 1 year 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
Expert:  Hank F. replied 1 year ago.


Customer: replied 1 year 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.