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5HP Sears Shredder Bought in 1987. Excellent condition,

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5HP Sears Chipper Shredder Bought in 1987 . Excellent condition, garage kept and serviced yearly. No spark. Tried three(3) new coils with no luck. Key is not sheared and fly wheel cleaned to bare metal. Gas and carb are fine. What's next?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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Have you tried to check spark with the small wire left unplugged from the bottom of the ignition coil?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

With the small wire unplugged were you getting spark?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

You have the ignition coil mounted with the small wire plugging onto the bottom or cylinder side of the ignition coil, Correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

While it is possible that you may have received bad ignition coils, I doubt that you would get three in a row that were all bad. I could see maybe one but three would be really strange.

Is the magnet good on the side of the flywheel? Will it hold a medium sized screwdriver onto it without allowing it to fall off?