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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:09 PM

I got the fly wheel off no problem. I cleaned the magnets and the coil. Still no spark. And I got to looking there are no points. Has it been converted to electronic ignition? I don't know what the heck im looking at. So any help would be great. And if that's the case why doesn't it have spark? Do they go bad? :wtf:

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:38 PM

In the first pic loosen the screw that holds that flat iron piece pointing at 5 o'clock and remove the black cover. They're under it.
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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:41 PM

The contact points are under that black plastic cover.   .....Loosen the screw holding the tension "finger" which holds the cover in position.


Try cleaning the points with very fine sandpaper.  ...Then verify they are opening and closing when the engine is turning.  .....Check the point gap (with the points fully open) with a feeler gauge.


Condensers also fail, so a replacement may be advisable.


The bad news is that the magneto armature (coil) may have failed.  ....These coils (B&S #29656)   have been discontinued

many years ago, and if you find a good one somewhere, it may be expensive.  


Sometimes the coils fail from internal moisture.  .....I have successfully "baked" some of these coils in the hot sun or a low-temp oven. 

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 08:52 PM

Found this




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