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Craftsman gas chainsaw will not start

Changed spark plug, cleaned air filter, fresh gas still will not start

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Back to the basics-- Make sure there you have Compression, Spark and Fuel. If you have the three basic necessities and still not able to start than we can be 98 percent sure your problem is in the carb.
Remove Carb, with proper eye protection, spray several blasts of Carb cleaner in every hole, inlet and outlet several times. Be sure to open / close throttle while doing so.
Before evaporation of cleaner takes place, use compressed air and blow out while following the path application of the cleaning solvent.
Some people say to remove carb, disassemble and soak over-night--I don't ever have time to do that-- Do you? Probably not. This should work out just fine.
Re Assemble

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