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i have a hahn eclipse rotor tiller with a 4hp 4 cycle easy

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i have a hahn eclipse rotor tiller with a 4hp 4 cycle easy spin motor (not sure what year) there is a little wire coming off by the coil where does it go
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Rick replied 7 years ago.
The small wire coming off the coil would be the ignition ground wire. If it is connected to ground you will lose spark and the engine will not run. It should be hooked to the kill switch.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
why would it fire twice without that wire hooked up i am a little confused on how i had spark in the begining and lost it now can flooding have anything to do with this
Expert:  Rick replied 7 years ago.

Flooding will certainly prevent it from starting, but it would have no bearing on spark.


Does it have spark? You can check by removing the spark plug from the engine, putting the coil wire back on it and placing the plug in contact with the metal block. In a shaded or darkened area you should see a nice blue spark. Be careful and do not to touch the plug or wire while doing this, we don't want to hear about you getting an unpleasant shock.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i did this and have no spark but before i did anything with it i checked for spark and had it it started twice and no it has no spark i took the top cover off to see where that wire ran to put it all back together and now lost spark
Expert:  Rick replied 7 years ago.
Let's disconnect the small wire from the base of the coil completely and try it. This will let us know if it's shorting out, or if you have a bad coil.
Expert:  Rick replied 7 years ago.
Did you get a chance to check this?