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Default Buzz coil or automotive coil

A guy I work with says that a regular automotive coil will work to run a maytag with no relay. Just the coil. what do you guys think? I don't think it will work.
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It'll work as long as the timer is set up for the proper timing. The spark will happen when the timer contacts break open. Should have a condenser in the circuit also, otherwise arcing at the timer will eat it up.
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Also if that's a 12 volt coil you should have 12 volt battery.

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Default Re: Buzz coil or automotive coil

If the engine had a magneto originally the auto coil will work as fine. If it was a buzz coil to start with it will have to be re timed as mentioned. Buzz coils fire when the points close, mags and suto systems fire when the points open. If it was magneto it's possible the points will stay closed for most f the duration, hard on the battery, may overheat the coil. If the engine kills be sure to disconnect the ignition.
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