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Posted August 11, 2015 - 05:34 AM

Glad you found the problem , hope it comes out so you don't need a new coil .


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Posted August 11, 2015 - 06:07 AM

It should pull right out, only going to be a single copper core wire. The facory may have set some glue so may be  a bit tough to get out.


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Posted August 12, 2015 - 01:24 AM

Is there a test - continuity or whatever to check once the new wire is in position to make sure its good ?



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Posted August 12, 2015 - 09:24 AM

Is there a test - continuity or whatever to check once the new wire is in position to make sure its good ?


If you used wire-core plug wire(not carbon-core)you should have continuity between the coil ground wire and the spark plug
terminal. ...Resistance should be very low.
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 02:36 PM

Thanks Bruce - What setting on the multi meter do you recommend?



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Posted August 13, 2015 - 02:37 AM

Just to be sure - put the two ends of the meter - one on the spark terminal and that coil wire - thats where it attaches to breaker box stud correct? When you say very low - are we talking less than 50 ohms here?



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Posted August 13, 2015 - 06:37 AM

One side of the meter goes to the terminal which attaches to the sparkplug.  .....The other side of the meter goes to the wire coming out of the coil which is fastened to ground.  .....This is not the wire which is connected to the breaker box stud.

 

You want continuity when testing as above.  .....If you used wire-core plug wire, the ohm reading is not critical, and may be as high as 5000-8000 ohms.

 

Carbon-core (resistance) plug wire is not good for these small engines and will have a much higher resistance.

 

The magneto coil has two windings inside.  ...The primary winding is connected to ground and the points.  .....The secondary winding is connected to ground and the sparkplug wire.   ......Often, the two windings are connected internally so there is only one wire coming out which gets connected to ground.

 

If you look at the middle photo which you posted earlier, you will see the ground connection from the coil to the screw in the magneto armature (frame).


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Posted August 13, 2015 - 03:52 PM

Thanks Bruce, much appreciated






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