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Old 07-14-2008, 01:21 PM
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2 cycle Lawn-boy with no spark

cant get a spark at all. the mower is only 2 years old as well. is it the ignition module? what can i do to repair it?
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:09 PM
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cant get a spark at all. the mower is only 2 years old as well. is it the ignition module? what can i do to repair it?


Now there's a name from the past, ain't seen a LawnBoy for years. Anyway, it would seem unlikely to be the ignition moduel. At this stage I would check the low tension circuit, that's the cut out wire. Usually fixed near the carburetter control plate. You should see a single wire going to the control plate, disconnect this and make sure it does not ground, then spin the engine for a spark. If it sparks then it is the fixing at the control plate that is earthing out. If no spark you'll have to remove the blower housing and check the ground wire back to the coil, checking that it is not shorting along the way. If this fails then there exists the possibility the ignition moduel is at fault. For what it's worth my money's on the ground wire. Good luck Phil


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Old 07-14-2008, 02:29 PM
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Thanks Phil, I will let you know how it works out
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:18 PM
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coil failure is very high on lawnboys. be ready to replace it
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:51 PM
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coil failure is very high on lawnboys. be ready to replace it
very high for sure. but well worth the money to fix. nothing better that a two stroke lawn boy cept those old toro suzuki powerd units.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:29 PM
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very high for sure. but well worth the money to fix. nothing better that a two stroke lawn boy cept those old toro suzuki powerd units.
Or slamming my fingers in a door repeatedly. A pre-heated oven door even. I finally took mine to the dump, got tired of screwing with it all the time. I had the Silver series.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:07 PM
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As said, check to make sure the ground wire is not shorting. If the coil is grounded there will be no spark. You can pull it from the coil or check it without removing at the other end if you have a VOM. Best price I've found is here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Lawnboy-Ignition...742.m153.l1262

2X on that failure rate.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:35 AM
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coil failure is very high on lawnboys. be ready to replace it
You'd think with all the modern technology available they could make a coil that would last longer than a couple of years, what's with these guys?
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:24 AM
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You'd think with all the modern technology available they could make a coil that would last longer than a couple of years, what's with these guys?
toro owns them thats whats wrong.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:28 AM
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Or slamming my fingers in a door repeatedly. A pre-heated oven door even. I finally took mine to the dump, got tired of screwing with it all the time. I had the Silver series.
the silver was a homeowner unit not made for comercial they made one for comercial but it was hi dollar and real heavy. been trying ti find one for a few years now you can find them but you cant buy one
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