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Generator won't start

Portable generator will not start, very weak and no spark. Craftsman 580321831 please step by step instructions, a video and diagram how to fix this. Please I have no power. Also where do I get parts for this generator. Thank you very much

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afritz afritz
I understand that your generator will not start. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!
by afritz afritz Earned 13,820 community points in Craftsman
June 12th, 2012
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If you have weak or no spark you may want to first replace the spark plug to make sure that it's not causing this problem. If the spark plug is good then the ignition coil is most likely the cause of the problem.

You can click the link I've attached below and use the engine model number to pull up a parts diagram so the ignition coil can be ordered.

To replace the coil: Remove the engine shroud (starter side of the engine). Once the shroud is removed you should be looking at the flywheel. On the side of the flywheel you will see the ignition coil bolted to the block with 2 screws. Remove those screws and pull the coil away from the engine and then unplug the little "kill" wire that's plugged into the coil. Put the new coil in place (plug in the kill wire) and adjust the air gap between the coil and flywheel magnet to about .010". Put the shroud back in place and you should be back in business with the generator.

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by Manage My Life
June 14th, 2012
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