HY3200sei Generator stoped working

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Joined: 11/02/2018
Location: Australia
Posts: 1902
Posted: 11:35am 25 Jan 2023      

Without before and after values ignition coil resistance doesn't tell you much, they can be 5k to 25k secondary and .5R to 5R primary. If you can get a spark length of 5mm or more at cranking speed for a non-CDI system it is probably ok. 10mm or more for a CDI.

On small engines sometimes, if it happens to stop with a valve open (usually exhaust) it will stick there so you have no compression. When you try to pull start can you feel the compression stroke?

I have a small generator that won't start in cold weather unless I use AeroStart ether spray. We have a local brand called Start Ya Bastard! that works quite well.