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Posted: 8/20/2003 4:54:44 PM EDT
Any of Y'all know anything about Briggs&Starttons Magnatron ignitions ? I just replaced the short block in my riding lawnmower, and I set the magneto pickup to flywheel distance the thickness of an index card. I get no spark, I tried again with the kill switch wire removed, still no spark ! Any help would be greatly appricated.
Link Posted: 8/21/2003 3:58:14 AM EDT
When I work on my B&G, I set the magneto gap as close as I can. You may be a little far with the index card gap. Also, make sure all the surfaces are rust, dirt, and goo free. If they are dirty, a very fine grade of wet/dry or coarse steel wool will clean it up. I don't recommend putting any oil (as a rust preventative) on the surfaces since oil can act as an insulator.

Best of luck!
Link Posted: 8/21/2003 6:45:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2003 9:16:47 AM EDT
Check this out:
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/lmower/
Link Posted: 8/21/2003 5:08:57 PM EDT
Thank you one and all. I will give your advice a try.
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