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Homelite Backpack Blower Died

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11-10-07, 03:27 PM   #1  
Homelite Backpack Blower Died

I have a Homelite Backpacker Blower & last weekend I was blowing away & it all of a sudden just died.It acted like I shut the switch off(i didn't). Gas tank was full. I pulled the spark plug & grounded it to the block & there is no spark. I checked the wires going from the on/off switch & cleaned the ground wire & tightened it(no luck) I tried to get to the white wire but cannot get to wherever it hooks to check it out.Just for grins while I had the muffler & stuff off I looked & the piston looks fine(no scuff or gouges)Any ideas? Thanks,Mike

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11-10-07, 09:03 PM   #2  
Sounds like either a bad spark plug or bad coil. Try a new plug, and if no-go, then remove the kill wire from the coil and check for spark. If there is a spark, then there's a problem with the wiring or switch. If still no spark, then the coil is bad. The engine has to be removed from the blower to gain access to the coil if I recall correctly.

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11-11-07, 03:02 AM   #3  
Check, also, to be sure you have proper ignition coil to flywheel magnet clearance (.010-.012").

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