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honda motor..no spark on the perm a green

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ant, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Not to be off subject, here, but mine is the Tecumseh motor on the Ultra SE, and mine has a bad "delta switch". It was doing the random "spark and start when it wanted" thing. I unwrapped and unhooked a wire plug at the lower right (when standing on the machine). Now, I just keep the wires disconnected and touch the wires together when I need to shut it off. I just haven't got around to ordering this new switch yet (which contains the whole wiring setup).
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,727

    Everybody above has good suggestions. How did you determine that there was no spark? If you pull the wire off and hold it near the block while someone is spinning the starter--you should get a spark of about 3/4 ths of an inch. Need a dark garage. Also, the plug could be fouled or just bad --replace it to be sure. Also check the fuel situation--will it start if you squirt some fuel into carb?

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