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If there is no spark, this indicates that the spark plug is defective and should be replaced.
If the ignition coil does not have spark, it`s time to check its wires. Use a test light to check the continuity on the signal wire and power wire on the ignition coil. If both wires are functional but the coil fails to produce spark, the ignition coil or the ignition control module is bad.
If you see a good spark at the coil, but not at the spark plug, then the problem may be caused by either a bad distributor cap, rotor, or carbon point and/or spring, or plug wires. Look down in the spark plug tube. If you see the spark going to the tube, the boot is bad.
If no spark appears, check for broken wires, shorts, grounds or a defective stop switch. Once you have confirmed that the stop switch is working, reconnect the spark plug lead.
Tiller: Why won`t my tillers wheels or tines turn? A broken drive belt, bad transmission or problem with the clutch cable can prevent a tiller`s wheels and tines from turning. Check the drive belt and replace it if it`s worn or broken.
The low voltage primary circuit operates at battery voltage (12 to 14.5 volts) and is responsible for generating the signal to fire the spark plug at the exact right time and sending that signal to the ignition coil.
If you suspect the coil is dead, you can also remove the coil, plug it back in, and use an ignition spark tester like OEM 25069 to determine if the coil is firing. You can also use a multimeter to test resistance.
A spark plug might be defective and needs to be replaced.

If your chainsaw has a defective spark plug, it cannot create an electrical current to ignite the system. Remove the spark plug and inspect if it is dirty, cracked, eroded, or damaged. There may also be a heavy carbon buildup or a burned-up electrode.

If your mantis is lying on its back and doesn`t seem to be moving, it might be dying. If it`s lying on its side or front, it might be molting. If you believe your praying mantis is sick, you should keep them hydrated and provide them with a warm, humid, and dark environment.

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My mantis tiller 2cycle: Iput new spark plug the on&off switch ok just not getting a spark to the plug. Think its the coil ?
ANSWER : I would say it is the coil, if you have a multimeter you can connect it to the coil and try to start it to see if it producing voltage. Hope this helps Tim

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Where is the spark plug located won't start – Mantis 4-Cycle Tiller
ANSWER : Try looking for the plug wire and follow it in. Should be coming out of the flywheel shroud on top of the engine. Good luck.

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Mantis tiller sv-4 echo engine: no spark from coil
ANSWER : There are only 4 parts to the 2-stroke Mantis ignition system: the spark plug, the “kill button”, the flywheel with embedded magnets, and the coil with integral plug wire. There are no “points” to clean or refurbish. If you’ve tried a new spark plug, unplugged the wire leading up the handlebars, and the magnets on the side of the flywheel are strong enough to attract a screw driver blade, then it must be a bad coil. That’s all it could be. End of story.Cruising the internet I see where these Echo coils go bad all the time. You can order the coil, but if the machine hasn’t run in several years the carb will also need cleaning. So one thing leads to another. The gear box grease also needs replacing each year. What I’m trying to tell you is these are disposable tillers and due to length of time, incomplete care/ storage, ….whatever, this one’s time is up. Sorry.

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Mantis-20 will not start – have tried new fuel?
ANSWER : Hi, chances are the old fuel has gone bad and caused the spark plug to get muck on it, i would go out and buy a new spark plug then leave the plug out but fitted to the ht lead, then rest the plug on a metal part of the engine then try stating it and make sure you have a good strong spark between the gap in the plug, if you have a good spark then take the plug out the ht lead but also leave it out the engine, then keep pulling the starter for about 20 to 30 seconds to ensure you have only the new fuel coming through into the combustion chamber, you should be able to smell the fuel after few seconds, then put the spark plug back in and try starting it, you should find it will now start.let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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New coil no spark – Mantis 2-Cycle Tiller
ANSWER : More than likely the carburetor jets are plugged up. This is a common thing to happen
the jet is located on the bottom of the float bowl if it is a Techumseh engine
Use a stiff wire to clean through all 4 bore holes of the jets
carb cleaner in a spray can is needed as well

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Yesterday it quit running after performing normally for about an hour. Now I cannot get it started. Motor turns over easily, but won’t fire.
ANSWER : If you have the 2-cycle Mantis tiller, it uses the ECHO engine. ECHO warrants the ignition coil for life to the original purchaser. If you have VERIFIED there is no spark at the plug, grab you reciept and head for your local ECHO dealership. If you aren’t sure where one is and need to locate a Servicing Dealer, click HERE.

Hope this is helpful,
Dolf-

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Limited spark on my mantis tiller, new plug and coil. how do you check the flywheel?
ANSWER : If a screwdriver magnetizes to it… move on to the kill wire

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I have a two cylinder Mantis tiller. It has locked up and the cord is locked. I am unable to pull the cord. Any suggestions? I was in the process of using the tiller when it felt as if it were running out of gas. It stopped on its own, and then it was locked up and I was unable to pull the cord.
ANSWER : Check the oil, if not full fill it, take the shroud off, should be for bolts, fit a socket on it with a breaker bar or ratchet and turn it a few times, then reassemble and start. Hope this helped Tim

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