I have a Craftsman 20" chainsaw that is about 4 years old (Model 358350200). Saturday I was using it and it was running weak, last years gas I assumed. It ran out so I put in some fresh gas. The engine would only run fast for a few seconds, with the choke on. Well after a few minutes of trying the engine wouldn't even pop at all.
I pulled the plug and laid it on the engine and gave the rope a pull and there is no spark. I disconnected the kill wires from the ignition module and tried it again with the same results. New plug-same results.
The exploded view shows this engine has no contacts of any kind that I can see. Just three magnets on the flywheel that pass the coil to create a spark. Reading on the web I found it was probably the ignition module that was bad. The gap was +-.027. I bought a new ignition module and there still is no spark.
I am stumped.
The kill switch grounds the coil. I unhooked it so even a bad switch wouldn't matter.
On mowers there is a flywheel key that needs replaced after hitting something with the blade. Without the contacts/points, the saw should still produce a spark.
Thanks in advance, Steve