Re: Eska 5HP wiring?

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Posted by TDHoward ( on June 01, 2005 at 11:45:40:

In Reply to: Eska 5HP wiring? posted by Matthew Rakoczy on June 01, 2005 at 09:06:52:

Just touching on the obvious first...
Is it a new spark plug? An old one may be bad and they can go bad for no apparent reason.
Does the sparkplug wire appear to be chaffed anywhere on it's length? Could be grounding. Is the key in the fly wheel broken or almost broken, throwing spark timing off?
Are the magnets in the flywheel clean and rust free, if not sand them a bit until they are clean.
Are your points contacts clean? Are they set correctly? (Do they open and close when they are suppose to? Set to open @.020+/-)It may also need a new condensor. Cheap and available anywhere that carries lawn mower parts.
Is the ground wire from the coil broke or chaffed?

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