No Spark While Cranking


Old 10-04-13, 11:14 PM
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No Spark While Cranking

8hp Briggs, with magneto ignition and magnetron coil (no contact points). While cranking, no spark. Release the starter, and a spark per revolution while the crankshaft spins down. No play in crankshaft bearings. And of course, a magneto ignition does not require battery voltage to generate a spark. This also happens with the kill wire disconnected.
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Old 10-05-13, 12:02 AM
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Generally I would say you have a bad switch, but if it does this with the kill wire unplugged from the coil, then you have a bad coil.

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