What causes no spark to the spark plug?
Loss of spark is caused by anything that prevents coil voltage from jumping the electrode gap at the end of the spark plug. This includes worn, fouled or damaged spark plugs, bad plug wires or a cracked distributor cap.
Considering this, why is my lawn mower not sparking?
Ignition Module Failure
When it does fail, it is usually due to heat caused from improper wiring of the ground wire to battery voltage. If the engine does not produce spark, other areas of the ignition system should be checked before focusing on the ignition module as source of failure (see above).
- You can't get the engine to fire up at all.
- You have to tug extra hard for longer than usual on the rewind.
- Your lawn mower loses power while moving.
- The gas runs out quicker than it used to.
Also, will a lawn mower start without a spark plug?
When the spark plug doesn't fire or fires intermittently, your lawn mower engine won't start, or if it does start, it will stall. The plug is an electrical device that gets its power from an induction coil connected to the engine flywheel and ignites the fuel in the combustion chamber.
Can a bad ground cause no spark?
Bad grounds can cause no spark issues though. It can cause the ground to ground through the ecu frying it. If you get a single spark when turning on the ignition then nothing when cranking it's the ecu. It's a really good idea to go over all your grounds on a regular basis anyway.If you do not see a spark, there is an ignition problem. Remove a plug wire and insert an old spark plug or a spark plug tester into the end of the wire (the plug boot). Place the spark plug on a metal surface on the engine, or ground the spark plug tester to the engine. Then crank the engine to check for a spark.Photo 2: To prevent cylinder misfires at idle speed, some ignition systems fire each spark plug twice, producing a “double-strike” waveform. Many intermittent ignition misfires can be prevented by using a rubber spark plug holding tool to keep the insulators clean when installing new spark plugs.