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Old 07-11-06, 07:18 PM
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Question makita no spark

I have a makita DC520i that will not start. i put in a new plug. i have tried putting gas in the plug hole but will not start. it seemthe carb is ok as i can see gas in it. any thoughts on what to check first. thanks SL
 
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Old 07-11-06, 08:44 PM
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Have you checked visually to be sure there is no spark? If no spark, unplug the kill wire from the coil and check for spark. If still no spark, either the plug wire is shorting to the case or engine somewhere or the coil is bad.
 
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Old 07-15-06, 07:29 PM
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no spark

well i have no spark and it doesnt look like the wires are shorting. they look good to me. tried unpluging the stop wire and still no spark. but the coil is expensive so i want to be sure there is nothing else wrong before i replace it. could it be the on off switch? and how can i check that? thanks
 
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What Cheese suggested will tell you if your coil is bad. Make sure the wire you took off is at the coil and not at the switch.

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makita no spark

yes my ignition coil is bad but my parts lists and diagram shows an (ignition assembly) and a (igniton coil w. elec.) which one do i order? the first one is more expensive. thanks again.
 
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Old 07-16-06, 08:31 PM
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This saw doesn't have points does it? I don't think I've ever seen a makita saw with points. Look on the coil for a part number, and match that to your parts list.
 
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I finally figured it out. I got a new coil assembly now running great!! thanks for all help
 
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