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Used wrong gas can and ran saw on pure gasoline.

The saw ran and then conked out and won't re-start.

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If your saw didnt lock up ,or overheat it should run again, take out spark plug, with switch off, put your thumb over the hole and check for compression when you pull the cord. if it pops your finger off the hole you probably didnt cook the rings, or burnt the piston, the raw gas may have washed the cylinder down enough to temporarily lose compression (lack of oil seal). refill tank with proper gas/oil mix, squirt a small amount of oil in cylinder and pull it thru a few times , this should seal up the rings again , put in a new sparkplug, and try normal cold start, you may have to clean the plug a couple times before it runs. if it runs but lacks power my guess is the rings got to hot and lost their temper or scored the cylinder. dont use alcohol blended gas this will ruin fuel lines , they soften up and fall apart etc. premium regular if you can get it, check the fuel line to be safe for pinholes as they will **** air and not start if you get alcohol blended gas. anyway good luck. geo_1

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