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I ran the saw without oil in the gas it is not

I ran the saw without oil in the gas it is not locked up but it won't start

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    dontbother10 May 11, 2010

    I think if you remove the sparkplug and muffler and examine the cylinder you will find parts of the piston adhered to it. How long did you run it? Did it stop running on its own? Did you buy it from a big box store? What is the model number and serial number? Please respond with a clarification below.

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    dontbother10 May 11, 2010

    I think if you remove the sparkplug and muffler and examine the cylinder you will find parts of the piston adhered to it. How long did you run it? Did it stop running on its own? Did you buy it from a big box store? What is the model number and serial number? Please respond with a clarification below ↓.

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I think if you remove the sparkplug and muffler and examine the cylinder you will find parts of the piston adhered to it.

How long did you run it?
Did it stop running on its own?
Did you buy it from a big box store?
What is the model number and serial number?
Please respond with a clarification below. HTH
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Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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What kind of oil did you mix with the gas. and how lond has it been since you ran it. and did it quit while in use. thanks jd

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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