Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by weekender, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. weekender

    weekender LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hey folks, i just got a used Stihl 420 blower that hasn't run in about 2 years. supposedly ran before but, I have no spark? any ideas on what to look for?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Remove the rear cover and disconnect the kill switch lead from the coil/Module and check again. If you have spark trace the kill wire and check the switch.

    We have one in the shop now the kill lead shorted against the muffler.

    Also plan on a carb. overhaul after sitting that long.

    Oh....Welcome to LawnSite !
  3. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    New Spark Plug??
  4. Mic_bug

    Mic_bug LawnSite Member
    from N.B. MI
    Messages: 201

    needle valve!!
  5. weekender

    weekender LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for the info. I did find a broken wire at the coil. After I repaired it, she runs great. I did replace the gas in it also. thanks again.

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