coils and modules


Old 01-27-04, 06:33 AM
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Angry coils and modules

I'm trying to find a tester that will check electronic modules and magnetos with points and condenser for spark on all types of small engines. Chainsaw coils, Briggs , Kohler and such. Does anyone use a tester now? Basically I just replace the part in question but I would like to know if it really needs to be replaced.
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Old 01-27-04, 07:28 AM
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Jlm, there are testers out there on the market, but the problem with the said testers, is that they do not read a heat related failure on modules. I worked in the service dept. for the Husqvarna distributorship, and we received many ignition modules and coils for warranty..however they(90%) tested good. The most common failure I have seen, is that they work until they get warm and then quit. Once again, the testers say they are good. I typically keep a box of "tester" (kept off used torn down units) coils and ignitions that I try on the machines when I am trouble shooting...
Old 01-27-04, 09:54 AM
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DennisG: Ya I've run into the same thing. But you would think someone makes a good tester to be sure if the part your dealing with is good or not. Thanks for the input.

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