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Honda ES6500 no spark again

I have a ES6500 that has no spark and would like help in diagnosing what my problem is this time. The first time I could not get it to run the key switch was the problem, the second time the oil pressure switch was at fault. I am not sure what else to check or how to check it. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
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I have a ES6500 that has no spark and would like help in diagnosing what my problem is this time. The first time I could not get it to run the key switch was the problem, the second time the oil pressure switch was at fault. I am not sure what else to check or how to check it. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
The ES6500 was made with two different types of ignition systems. Early models were CDI (capacitor discharge...highlighted in PURPLE) while later models were transistor type (highlighted in YELLOW).

Which one do you have?


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Robert, I have the K2 version. Also I have verified the oil level is good and the coolant level is good. When I turn it over the low oil light does turn off so I am assuming the low oil sensor is good. Thanks in advance for your help.
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How often is the generator used? Have you checked for loose/compromised wiring?

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It is used about once every other month. I have checked all the wires. It just seems like it is getting old and parts are starting to fail.
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Robert must be busy, can anyone else give me some advice? how do you test the ignition coil and charge coil? What is the charger coil for? Thanks
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Thanks I have already watched this but it is different from the watercooled engines. Same principle but I have multiple things that control the spark.
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Been out for minor back surgery...

Here's some testing for the K2 ignition:




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Thanks Robert for the info, I know its been awhile, I just got around to getting the coil and charge coil tested. they both were within the specs in that you sent. What else can cause a no spark. I do get a continuity reading on the low oil sending unit and the light goes out while cranking, so I am assuming this is good. Could my new key seitch be bad again? Thanks for your patients and assistance.
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