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Would start fresh gas oil good some spark in the spark plug

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Clean carb if needed. They do get gummed up and need to be removed and taken apart and soak floats and jets in solvent for couple hours. Also new plug is good idea. Also remove cover and check that flywheel is not corroded or rusty. If it is, use hemry cloth to clean it and also the coil which makes the sprak. YOu will need good spark and plenty of fuel in the carb.

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2-cycle oil mixed with FRESH gasoline
Spark plug wire pushed onto spark plug
Chain tight but you can still move it forward with your hand
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Pull the cord a few times, and then let it sit for a few minutes in case it's 'flooded' with fuel

If a new chain saw won't start, it probably has defective spark coil
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Empty the tank of gas. Put fresh gas-n-oil into tank (not gas from an old can that was sitting there for a while)
Try starting again.
If no luck, then take it back and exchange for another.

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You need a few things for a combustion engine to work. Firstly you are going to need to know a little about engines and how they work.
Fuel - try draining the tank and putting fresh fuel in it - fues does go stale. This will include fuel in the carburetor so that needs drained too. There was liquid, assuming water in the oil, perhaps it is in the fuel too.
Fire - do you get a spark to the spark plug? Pull the plug out and see if you get spark when trying to start - remember the earth of the spark plug needs to be touching the grounded metal such as the engine or frame. Perhaps the electricals have been water damaged.
Air - clean out the air filter and surrounds.
You have already drained the oil and replaced it - good start.
Maybe something has corroded since it has been in the weather for so long.
If it still does not want to start, try pulling out the plug & trying to start - is anything spitting out the spark plug hole? If so, what?
Once that is clean and clear and it still doesn't start but you have spark, try putting a bit of fuel carefully in the plug hole, say half a tablespoon.
How does that go?

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