What to do with a broken chainsaw

I have an 8 year old McCullough (or however you spell it) 16" chainsaw. I bought it "reconditioned" for $70, so I don't want to put much money into it. It will not start; it was working fine, I stopped using it to get the chain sharpened, and now it will not start.
I have partly taken it apart and find that I am getting compression, but no draw at the fuel manifold. That is about the extent of my knowledge of 2 cycle engines.
Any suggestions for probing further would be appreciated.
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Clean it, then paint it with your favorite color and hang it on a wall in an unusual position as a piece of sculpture. It could, of course, be combined with any other unrepairable tools in the same or different colors. zemedelec
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You can always set the chain brake on and use it as a hand saw... Remove NoSpam to reply, Thanks
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Squirt some gas in the carb throat and see if it starts (for a few seconds). If it does, suspect a gummed up carb.
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Greg wrote:

It could also be a cracked primer bulb (assuming the carb has a primer bulb.)
Bob
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What I did in a similar situation was to sign up for a small engine repair class at the local vocational high school. Found out the right way to do a lot of those things. The teacher at night was a tech at one of the local repair shops.
Of course, if you are in a hurry that might not work for you.
Charlie
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You did better than most with that brand. Toss it out and get a Stihl or Husky.
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wrote:

Well said. I've a buddy that owns an orchard, said he's got 4 or 5 of em he'll 'give' me. Meanwhile his Stihl works for him year after year.
Someone who knows Mc's well could make a fortune repairing them.... Year after year.
Toss it out and get a Stihl or

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Squirt some gas in the carb if it kicks its not getting fuel. Could be a loose or cracked hose alowing in air or a clogged line or carb. If not remove the plug and short it to the block to see if there is spark, Get someone to help on this. Could be a plug , wire, coil, ignition module or if it has points, or a condensor or stator. Start simple and test it through. If it has good compression keep it unless its the stator.
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Don't know what size your chainsaw is, but mine had a fuel filter inside the tank, attached to the flexible gas line. Replacing that solved a lot of problems. Muk-Luk's aren't that bad, you just have to know the secret combination for starting them................ RJ
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (m Ransley) wrote in message

mcculloch went bankrupt back in 1998. rumor has it someone bought some of the old tool and dies, but if it were me i'd thorow it in the trash. Chip
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The "squirt of fuel" ideas are good. I also like a squirt of ether on air filter.
It really hurts to throw out equipment, I know. But sometimes you have go back and figure it cost you ten bucks a year to use the saw, and you got your value out of it. I had a big old saw I bought used. I did a whole lot of checking, and found I could buy another saw for the cost of the parts to fix it.
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"Stormin Mormon" Wrote:

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You don't have to throw that sucker away. Two options are:
1. Put it a garage sale at a low price (As is).
2. put it the box of your pickup and just park in a busy shopping center. It will go away all by itself.
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Part if out. As a matter of fact, I would interested in the anti-kickback handle and possibly the storage case. Where are you located? (Just in case you take someone else's advice and park it in a shopping center :)
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Same here, I could use the choke lever and handlebar..........
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