View Full Version : Homelite XL12 Chainsaw No Spark

08-09-2011, 11:03 PM
I got a Homelite Chainsaw that has developed a No Spark Condition... Anybody have any ideas on the cause and roughly the cost to regain spark... The saw is roughly a early 80s saw so I do not want to spend alot of $$$... Thanks... Woody

08-09-2011, 11:09 PM
In my shop all Homelite products go directly in the garbage.

08-09-2011, 11:20 PM
Disconnect the kill lead at the coil then check spark again.

If no spark, my guess a replacement coil will run you in the neighborhood of 30 -40 bucks. Probably not a cost effective move on a 30 year old saw. Let your conscience be your guide.

Dumpster material!

weapons of grass destruction
08-09-2011, 11:59 PM
You can find a descent stihl in the pawn shop or craigslist.
The last chain saw I bought was on craigslist $200 for a ms 310.

08-10-2011, 08:40 PM
Guys I really appreciate the information.. I will make this a parts Chainsaw...... I really appreciate it guys..... Woody

scottr 2006
08-12-2011, 01:30 PM
Woody, did you try a known good spark plug in your XL12 ?

08-13-2011, 01:09 AM
Scott I put an Inline Spark Detector and I have No Spark so a new spark plug will not help.... Thanks Woody

scottr 2006
08-13-2011, 07:07 AM
Woody, did you check to see if your saw has points and conderser ?