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Homelite XL12 Chainsaw No Spark

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by woody184, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. woody184

    woody184 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    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
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    In my shop all Homelite products go directly in the garbage.
     
  3. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,248

    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!
     
  4. weapons of grass destruction

    weapons of grass destruction LawnSite Member
    Messages: 228

    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.
     
  5. woody184

    woody184 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Guys I really appreciate the information.. I will make this a parts Chainsaw...... I really appreciate it guys..... Woody
     
  6. scottr 2006

    scottr 2006 LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 70

    Woody, did you try a known good spark plug in your XL12 ?
     
  7. woody184

    woody184 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Scott I put an Inline Spark Detector and I have No Spark so a new spark plug will not help.... Thanks Woody
     
  8. scottr 2006

    scottr 2006 LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 70

    Woody, did you check to see if your saw has points and conderser ?
     

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