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My Mcculloch chain saw has fire at spark plug gap. The plug is wet after trying to start it. Gas lines are clear. I can feel compression with my finger over the plug hole while pulling the rope. It was running fine last time I used it, drained tank & ran it till it stopped running. It just does not even act like it will start, can it be the reed valve stuck? Ready to buy a new saw. Stan

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It sounds like the compression is too low to fire the engine. Try starting it off choke with the throttle trigger open all the way.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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    dambunnies Feb 19, 2015

    Try removing muffler . Should be 2 little screws. Inside is a small peice of screen call a spark suppresser. Take it out and see if your saw starts right up. If that works go get yourself a new one for 1.29. If they get blocked your saw won't run or won't idle

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    dambunnies Feb 19, 2015

    The screen keeps from shooting out sparks out muffler while your in the woods if you mix your gas a little to rich they will get plugged up and foul out your saw.

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