Chain saw won't start
Let me start by saying I'm not a small engine mechanic, but I do like to tinker out in the garage and general have good luck with repairs.
My Neighbour brought over his three chainsaws for me to have a look at, non of them running. They all seem to have the same symptoms, they don't start, not even an attempt to start, no pop, no nothing. It actually sounds as thought the ignition is turned off. This is what I have tried so far.
-I have a good blue spark outside of the cylinder, and have tried new plugs.
-Fuel lines seem good and seem to be getting fuel to the cylinder as the plug comes out wet after attempting to start.
-Compression seems good, but only checked with my thumb
-I have tried a shot of ether in the air intake, nothing
-A shot of ether in the cylinder, nothing.
-changed the coil with a know good one, nothing.
When I say nothing I mean nothing, no pop, no burp, no smoke, no heat.
Would anybody have anything else I could try?
Reading some other post on here I am going to check the flywheel keys tonight when I get home, but I wonder what he could have done to cause the same issues with three saws.
I my mind a shot of either in the cylinder should bypass any carb/fuel problems, I have spark and compression, so I am stumped.
Any help would be appreciated!