Ignition Spark Problem


Old 05-30-02, 06:06 PM
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Good Evening. I have a Toro, Model #20622 manufactured in 1987 that has served me faithfully for the last 15 years. It just quit today, and appears to have no spark. In researching, it has an electronic ignition, with a coil and pick up. My guess is that this has gone south. All else is in good shape. Any thoughts on how I can test my theory,


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Old 05-30-02, 09:08 PM
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Hello: joelp

I would not suggest you first suspect the electronic system to be the fault for the no spark problem.

First replace the old plug with a new one and retest.
If that does not resolve the problem, be sure your testing for spark correctly. Read other postings on this same topic of no spark or ignition spark problem.

If there is still not spark and your sure your testing correctly, check the kill switch for continuity. You may also disconnect the switch and test for spark with a jumper wire in place of the switch or jump across the switch with the jumper wire. The no spark problem may simply be a defective kill switch.

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