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Message Board | Service & Maintenance | Homelite magneto issues
I wonder if others have had problems with the consumer grade 14" and 20"  magneto coils failing.  Mine has gone through one each. and now one is seeming to go out. Symptoms starts then stops running after a few minutes. Once warmed it won't restart easily if at all. Checking for spark is difficult to see reliably. Wonder if there is another way to test the magneto coil to see if it is breaking down under heat. I will supply specific model numbers etc. if anyone needs same and has troubleshooting tips requiring same. The local rental store which is a servicing dealer seems to think this is an ongoing problem. With labor and parts retail markup this lowend model is not considered worth repairing out of waranty by this dealer. Anyone have any better information?
04/20/13 at 08:42 pm UTC
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