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11-25-2006 03:12 PM  11 years agoPost 1
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I have had two Zenoah MAgneto begin to spark on the terminal while starting the gas machines...With gasoline vapors directly on the sparks...it is a serious problem for potential fire.

Has any one else experiences this? DOES ANY ONE HAVE A SOLUTION?

Thanks for your help...Irwin

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11-25-2006 03:45 PM  11 years agoPost 2
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USING A KILL SWITCH
We are using a grounded kill switch that functions normally.

Just started up another new Gas machine being picked up in 3 hours....No spark at the terminmal & the motor fired up in one second...

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11-25-2006 04:33 PM  11 years agoPost 3
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Checking the coil
We will check the gap on the coil. If it is too small there could be the reason for the sparks on the terminal...

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11-25-2006 06:28 PM  11 years agoPost 4
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FIGURED IT OUT
It was a gaping problem in the coil....All is good to go...

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11-29-2006 05:38 PM  11 years agoPost 5
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We have used the old dollar bill fold in half to readjust the magnets to fix the problem.

What we found was that the magnets were touching the flywheel & this caused the problem....

All is fixed now ...this was a good learning experience for us....

The more I fly the shaft drive tail the better it feels...

IRWIN

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