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Chain saw won't start

Brand new never used McCulloch 3216 have had for years but never had cause to use it. Tried to fire it up today and it won't start. It has gas and oil ( fresh ), just put them in. I tried checking for spark by taking plug out and pulling cord but don't see a spark. Plug is wet so I am getting fuel to plug but can't see spark when I pull cord.

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  • mrmick42 May 23, 2009

    Thanks going to try to find my neighbor and see if he knows.

  • mrmick42 May 23, 2009

    It still does'nt work.


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The end of the plug where you are looking for the spark needs to be touching the head while you pull the chord. It must be grounded...

Posted on May 22, 2009

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    Zach Brazelton May 23, 2009

    ok. Then you may have a bad plug or your kill switch or wiringis faulting. If you san easily unplug the switch I would try that. And if no success there you could have a faulty product. Does it even try to start?? The coil runs off of the flywheel and grounds through the switch. If it is bad then this saw should have been exchanged.. You can check for a stuck ring by putting your finger over the plug hole and feel pressure as you pull it through.. Thats about all there is to it.


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