I have a craftsman 18hp and recently had no spark, I troubleshooted it
and determined it had a bad magneto based on the fact it had no spark.
I replaced it new and it started fine the first time very easily with
plenty of spark. The next day no spark again and no start. I
eyeballed the gap on the magneto, does anyone know what might be going
Use a piece of notebook paper folded twice, making 4 thicknesses of paper.
Insert paper, then turn Crank/flywheel around to magnet side so both
'tongues' of the magneto sticks to it, then tighten the bolts. Gives a
decent gap so it doesn't have to be eyeballed.
Oh, it says 2004 in the subject line. I hate it when people put info
in the subject line that they don't put in the body. It wastes my
time, like it did in this case, and it wasted yours too by extension.
And I sort of think it is stupid. When people write a non-fiction
paper, they don't put info on the title page that they omit from the
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