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JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1403
Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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NO spark. Installed new coil, new spark plug, set air gap to

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NO spark. Installed new coil, new spark plug, set air gap to .012. Disconnected kill switch wire. Even turned engine over with power drill. No spark to plug.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?
Customer: It has a build date of 2005 but has had minimal use as it was in storage for several years.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Not that I can think of. Its got me puzzled. New everything, gapped to specs.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
Bad magnets under flywheel.
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
What engine is this?
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
Make sure flywheel is clean and rust free. With a new coil and wire off, it should be firing as you are aware. Either you got a Faulty coil, or there is a wiring issue. Can you put fuel into the cylinder and see if it has fire briefly?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The flywheel is clean I can put raw fuel into the carburetor there is no spark at all to the plug it is a brand new coil that I paid $70 for. I have installed a new plug. I have disconnected the kill switch wire from the coil, I have gapped the air gap at 12 thousands of an inch.