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Old 08-18-2005, 04:56 PM
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Craftsman 31cc model 316.798221 No Spark

I have a question about the ignition system on my craftsman 31cc 17" cut weedwacker. Do these models have points or what kind of ignition system is on these ? I couldnt get it running and just tested it for no spark. Please let me know as i have a jungle around our pool. Thanks
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Old 08-18-2005, 05:37 PM
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It just uses a magneto type ignition (coil and flywheel magnets). Did you use a spark tester to check it? Many times just looking for a spark in the plug gap or the 'ol "screwdriver in the boot to ground" method will not show a spark when there really is one.

Look up the model on Sears Parts web site and you can see an "exploded" view it.
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:50 PM
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I tested it with the plug and grounded it while cranking it.
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