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Offline KilliansRedLeo

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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 10:11:36 am »
Up state NY. I BELIEVE.

That is where I am at, Rochester, NY 14609, in the Great (Over Taxed) State of New York!
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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 11:09:12 am »
I'll check the return address on the box my piston came in, when i get home and a let you know where exactly they are located.

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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2014, 11:12:35 am »
Northwoods is more "up the river" - back over towards the East - halfway between the Hudson and the state line.

If you are looking for "bricks and mortar", it will be hard to find. They are listed as Clinton Corners which is just a rural community but that's just the post office. Their place of business is actually North of there in more or less a farm setting. There is no public showroom.

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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2014, 07:11:00 pm »
All 181, 281 & 288 ignition components are interchangable.....Black or blue module makes no difference.

First thing I would do is double check the red wire between the module and coil for continuity.....If the module can't "talk" to the coil, there's no spark.....There are tons of good used modules out there for cheap if you do need one.

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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2014, 09:15:57 pm »
Well, I am finding out that its usually harder to find parts, than to install them. I do not have a good source/sources for used parts. Chainsawr was out of them, and the oem stuff is out of my  price range. So i just ordered an AM set from NWS yesterday.

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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2014, 10:51:33 pm »
Got my new coil today
and put it on and whadyya know. No spark. I gotta be missing something obvious. I have been thru the IPL about a dozen times. Anyone got any ideas? This thing has about got me cussin!
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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2014, 08:26:50 am »
OK, lets start at the beginning:
Is the switch turned on?
There are two wires that attach to the exciter (by the flywheel) a 'RED' and a 'BLUE or BLACK'.
The 'RED' wire goes to the coil (up by the carb), the red wire has different connectors on it so that you cannot get it the wrong way round. Inspect your wire for bare spots, if it is grounding out on the case you will not get spark

The 'BLUE or BLACK' wire goes from the exciter to the on/off switch, if it is bare anywhere along its' run and grounds out on the case you will not get spark.

The small black screw that holds in the switch is the ground point for the system.

So, if after checking all your wires for bare spots and correct connection and finding everything is good, if still no spark. Disconnect the blue/black wire from the switch, and check for spark, if you get spark then the switch is bad, they do fail you know.
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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2014, 08:33:29 am »
On second thought just disconnect the blue/black wire from the switch, make sure it does not touch the case and test for spark. If you get spark the switch is bad! If still no spark go through my previous post.
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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2014, 08:40:16 am »
NWS had two versions of the 288 setup last I looked exciter and coil, and just the exciter. Which did you buy? Also if you purchased both the exciter/pickup and the coil are you currently using both of the new components together or are you mixing them with the original components?
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Re: 288XP no spark
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2014, 10:53:02 am »
Make sure that the red wire going from the exciter to the coil is not grounding out on the left screw on the exciter or on the front screw of the coil. Just a WAG but since we spoke, it dawned on me that since you could not find the correct size connectors, perhaps the larger ones you used are grounding out.
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