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Tests and repairs magnetos used in gasoline and diesel engines, using meters, gauges, and handtools: Connects magneto to motor and electrical test panel and starts motor to determine source of malfunction. Disassembles magneto and inspects coils, condenser, and armature for shorts. Repairs or replaces worn or defective parts, using handtools. Verifies polarity of armature. Cleans parts with alcohol or solvent and reassembles unit. Adjusts breaker points, using feeler gauge. Installs magneto in engine.
MAGNETO: A device that produces alternating current for distribution to the spark plugs, used in the ignition systems of some internal-combustion engines.
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Related Technical Instruction
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Training at (617) 626-5409.
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