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Shindaiwa T270 Coil Wire Replaceable

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,289

    Is the coil wire replaceable on these older units....Shindaiwa T270? Any idea what a coil would cost?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029


    They don't list only the coil wire, #9 is a insulator sleeve, I don't have access to pricing. If only the wire is bad you have nothing to loose by heating the wire area with a heat gun to soften the epoxy and try pulling the old one out. Napa has bulk plug wire lead you could super glue back in.


    I have done this on a couple junker 4 cycles I didn't want to spend money on.

    Just a thought......
  3. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    I think the last coil I ordered (20024-71610) was in the $70-$80 range.
  4. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 1,739

    On some of the older coils, the primary wire is screwed in. There is a little screw, like a upside down wood screw, very small, molded in to the coil. A new primary can be screwed in, but like Restrorob said, it should be glued in once you get it in.
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  5. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    shindaiwa coils have a lifetime warranty
  6. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,289

    Thanks......everybody very good info....this is a old unit but still chugs along so I am putting bandaids on it to get a few more miles.
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029


    Limited Lifetime Warranty*
    Major ignition components (transistor unit, ignition coil, exciter coil, and pulser coil) applies to all models for internal failures only.

    I don't believe they would cover a bad wire.....
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,289

    They won't cover the coil at our shop.....think I made wrong analysis initially it may be that stupid kill wire shorting out....they have a real bad wire routing that you almost have to take the darn unit completely apart to ensure you have repaired it. This unit is so reliable I have never taken it apart.

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