stihl chainsaw has no spark

My MS290 chainsaw has no spark. All the wire leads coming out of the mag. read grounded on my meter. Whats next. -------------------------------------
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rick rodgers wrote:

turn the switch on.
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Check the switch.
Reset the magneto. Clean the rust off the pickups on the magneto and flywheel - this probably doesn't make any difference, but it makes me feel better.
Make sure you have a good plug.
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next.
IMHO, you are not testing it right. Clean off the mag and flywheel. Put in a new spark plug, but don't put it in. Make sure switch is on. Have wife hold spark plug in one hand, and the metal cylinder part in the other. Pull HARD to see if you get a good spark. Works with brothers-in-law and smartass teenagers, too.
Steve
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On Feb 18, 4:21pm, rick-deb_at_att_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (rick rodgers) wrote:

Take it to your nearest licensed Stihl dealer for repair. No user serviceable parts inside.
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